Anti-Inflammatory Agents Can Effectively and Safely Curb Major Depressive Symptoms, Study Suggests
Anti-inflammatory agents, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), omega-3 fatty acids, statins and certain antibiotics, can safely and effectively curb the symptoms of major depression, finds a pooled analysis of the available evidence, published online in the
Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
. Results show that the effects are even stronger when these agents are added on to standard antidepressant treatment.
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