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Certain anti-inflammatory drugs may relieve symptoms of depression, study finds

04:45 EDT 19 Oct 2016 | Yahoo News

About a third of patients who are resistant to antidepressants show evidence of inflammation.Researchers at the UK's University of Cambridge have highlighted the anti-depressive effects of new anti-inflammatory drugs, usually prescribed to treat autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Certain types of anti-inflammatory drugs could have positive side effects on the symptoms of depression, according to new research from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. "About a third of patients who are resistant to antidepressants show evidence of inflammation," said Dr Golam Khandaker, who led the study.


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