“Major depressive disorder is a stress-related psychiatric disorder. A subgroup of major depressive disorder patients is characterized by increased inflammatory activation. We aimed to investigate whether increased inflammation particularly occurs in major depressive disorder patients with a history of stressful early or later life experiences.”
“….in the subgroup of traumatized major depressive disorder patients, higher severity of childhood sexual abuse was associated with higher levels of both IL-6 and TNF-α in a linear fashion.”
“Our data suggest a linear relationship between childhood sexual abuse and increased pro-inflammatory cytokine levels in major depressive disorder patients, while more recent stressful life events were not related to these inflammatory markers.
L.Grosse, et al
Cytokine levels in major depression are related to childhood trauma but not to recent stressors
Psychoneuroendocrinology — Volume 73 — November 2016 — page 24
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