El rol de los fármacos antiinflamatorios en la depresión

  • Julio Torales Universidad Nacional de Asunción
  • Israel González Universidad Nacional de Asunción
  • Iván Barrios Universidad Nacional de Asunción
Palabras clave: trastorno depresivo mayor; depresión; antiinflamatorios


Existen varias teorías con respecto a la patogénesis de la depresión. Actualmente se encuentra en investigación la teoría inflamatoria, con resultados que sugieren una relación de la depresión a la inflamación, de la inflamación a la depresión o, quizá con más precisión, una relación bidireccional entre estas dos entidades.

En este artículo se presenta brevemente una descripción del trastorno depresivo mayor con sus criterios diagnósticos y datos epidemiológicos, una explicación de la teoría inflamatoria de la depresión y una actualización acerca de la evidencia con respecto al uso de fármacos antiinflamatorios como parte del abordaje terapéutico de esta patología.

Biografía del autor

Julio Torales, Universidad Nacional de Asunción

Profesor Asistente de la Cátedra de Psiquiatría. Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional de Asunción

Israel González, Universidad Nacional de Asunción

Médico residente de Psiquiatría. Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional de Asunción.

Iván Barrios, Universidad Nacional de Asunción

Ayudante de Cátedra. Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional de Asunción.


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