The link between inflammation and depression | Charles Raison

Parent Episode: Dr. Charles Raison on Depression, the Immune-Brain Interface & Whole-Body Hyperthermia

More and more scientists are discovering that the brain and the immune system are intricately connected. Inflammatory markers, such as cytokines, are elevated in people with depression. Investigators observed that a subset of patients treated for hepatitis C using repeated doses of interferon-alpha, which stimulates inflammation, developed depression. In this clip, Dr. Charles Raison describes the convergence of data that is directing scientists to uncover the connection that exists between inflammation and depression.

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