Researchers found that depression was independently associated with greater inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, activity, and that less positive cognitive bias in emotional recognition partially mediated the effects of disease activity on depression.
The role of inflammation in depression remains largely unclear, Chris Dickens, PhD, from the mental health research group at University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health, U.K., and colleagues wrote in Neurogastroenterology & Motility.
“We postulate here that the effects of inflammation may be mediated via negative cognitive biases,

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