The immune-brain loop: a world where more and more clinicians boldly go-and thrive-among new discoveries.
The Inflammation Connection: Most of our prior and current preconceptions about the role of immunity and mental illness have been-and are-wrong. Special Report Chair Charles Raison, MD introduces clinicians and researchers to a collection of cutting-edge information on inflammation and psychiatry. Scroll through the slides for links to each report.
Is PTSD a Systemic Disorder?: In addition to psychosocial problems, there is a growing realization that PTSD may also lead to or exacerbate chronic medical health conditions. Janine D. Flory, PhD and Rachel Yehuda, PhD report.
Why Are Depressed Patients Inflamed? A New Path to Personalized Treatment in Psychiatry: The studies reviewed in this article by Carmine M. Pariante, MD, PhD provide a new model for clinical practice-one where the treatment of depressed patients is not governed by trial and error, but rather where patients can access new interventions sooner.
Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire: The impetus to consider inflammation as potentially relevant to the pathoetiology of domain-based psychopathology (eg, anhedonia) and/or mental disorders, isprovided by a confluence of factors discussed by Roger S. Mcintyre, MD and Carola Rong, MD.
Five Things to Know About Inflammation and Depression: According to Andrew H. Miller, MD, immunologic processes may play a pivotal role in the development and maintenance of psychiatric disorders, opening an entire new avenue for novel strategies to prevent and treat psychiatric disease.