Long-term anxiety causes inflammation in the brain that leads to memory loss

A link has been found between chronic stress and short-term memoriesMice bullied by an aggressive ‘alpha mouse’ forget how to escape a mazeChronic stress causes the brain’s immune response to make macrophagesIncrease in immune cells lead to inflammation takes four weeks to reduce By Russ Swan For Mailonline Published: 22:00, 1 March 2016 | Updated: 23:49, 1 March 2016 Long-term stress can cause memory loss and inflammation in the brain – and the immune system is to blame. By studying mice exposed to bullying by an aggressive intruder, researchers found the animals were unable to remember the location of an escape hole in a maze they had previously mastered.The effect was only seen after repeat visits by the bullying ‘alpha mouse’, leading the researchers to conclude that one-off stressful situations do not trigger…


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