Mini Quiz: Inflammation and Psychiatric Disorders


Because immunologic processes connected to psychiatric disorders have received considerable attention, we invite you to test your knowledge on the pathophysiologic process of depression and inflammation.

All of the following statements about depression and inflammation are true EXCEPT:

A. Inflammation has specific effects on neurotransmitters and neurocircuits in the brain
B. Monocytes are attracted to the brain during stress
C. Depression is not an inflammatory disorder
D. Anti-cytokine medications have been shown to be effective antidepressants for patients with major depression
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