As time moves on, it looks as though my position has the strength of science behind it. More and more we're learning that the symptoms caused by inflammation in the brain are responsible for "mental illness".
Inflammation is starting to be appreciated as the underlying cause in many physical and mental health illnesses. Physicians and medical researchers are calling inflammation the "scourge" of modern man.
Autism, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s Disorder and depression may be caused by brain inflammation and its connection with stress is undeniable.
Those with a history of early traumatic events may not benefit from an antidepressant alone because of brain inflammation.
If there’s little improvement with antidepressants, psychiatrists evaluate inflammation and begin treating it, too, for a better response.
Be aware of how your child’s diet and sedentary lifestyle may set them up for widespread inflammation which can lead to serious health problems like heart disease, diabetes, depression, anxiety, and memory and cognitive problems. Improve your family’s diet and get walking!
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