Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Depression is a consequence of increased neuroinflammation that causes disruption in transmitter signaling.  Anti-depressant drugs don’t address this underlying problem.  Since stroke is also caused by inflammation, the linkage of the two is not surprising.  Your best bet for treating the underlying cause of both depression and stroke is an anti-inflammatory diet coupled with high-dose fish oil to resolve any lingering inflammation.