Friday, December 21, 2018

Thinking afresh …

… The Link Between Inflammation and Depression – Member Feature Stories – Medium. (Hat tip, Cynthia Haven.)

The shift from metaphors to mechanisms of the inflamed mind begins by acknowledging the overwhelming evidence for a strong association between inflammation and depression. Simply recognizing this association, which is sometimes hiding in plain sight, is the right place to start. But the crucial questions are about causality. For a new, post-dualist way of thinking to take root, it must be scientifically established that inflammation is not merely associated or linked with depression, but that it can directly cause depression.

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