By Odelya Gertel Kraybill Ph.D.

Anti-Inflammatories Help Major Depression

New study suggests that anti-inflammatories can mitigate MDD symptoms

Posted Nov 11, 2019

Odelya Gertel Kraybill Expressive Trauma Integration

A new study* published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry asserts the efficacy of anti-inflammatories in treating major depression. This adds to the mounting evidence that there is a connection between emotional functioning and inflammation.

An increasing number of studies have shown that depression and/or bipolar disorder are accompanied by immune system dysregulationinflammation, and high levels of cytokines. Researchers have found that inflammation triggers depression, almost like an allergic reaction.  (See link for full article)



More and more is coming out on the role inflammation plays in chronic disease states and Lyme/MSIDS is no acceptation. These patients are full of inflammation and addressing that inflammation is an important aspect of treatment.

Of course, the first step is to address the pathogens which are causing this, the second step is to aid the body in detoxifying these pathogens, and the third step is to support the body by supplementing with the things our bodies are deficient in – which varies from person to person. But, the last factor is this addressing the burgeoning inflammation caused by the war brought on by pathogens.

Here are some things that have helped me in my journey.  I pray they help someone else out there as well.

(Please read about melatonin in the first link under the comment section.  Melatonin is particularly good for the brain as it not only reduces inflammation but it protects the blood-brain barrier.)

For examples of effective Lyme disease treatment:  Please remember Lyme is the tip of the spear and patients are often coinfected with numerous pathogens all requiring different medications.  This is why effective treatment is overlapping in nature and given for a much longer duration than a few weeks.  This fact has not been accepted and embraced by mainstream medicine and until it is, patients are required to be treated by ILADS trained professionals who understand this complex illness.  For a great video on this:





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