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Depression Can Double Risk for Stroke—Even When It’s Treated

As if depression isn't hard enough on the mind, the condition can also wreak havoc all over the body, increasing risk of health problems that at first don't seem remotely connected to feeling low.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

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.

 

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