Caroline Menard is quoted in a Washington Post article entitled "How inflammation in the body may explain depression in the brain". Professor Menard explains her research showing that inflammation affects the brain
“This will fragilize the blood-brain barrier,” said Caroline Ménard, an assistant professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at Université Laval and CERVO Brain Research. “So eventually, you will have some tiny holes in the blood-brain barrier of the brain. And this will allow inflammation to pass from the blood into the brain, and this will eventually change the neurons and all the cells that create the behavior and who we are.”
Her discoveries on the effects of chronic stress and sex differences in this response are also discussed.