Infliximab, an anti-inflammatory, could be a new avenue for depression treatment. Our study is outlined in Psychiatric Times.
Dr. Xiao sheds light on HPV-unrelated squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck and how it relates to various aspects of fatigue and inflammation in a recent study. Read more at Healio.
A recent paper by our group published in Psychoendocrinology looks at the connection between treatment resistant depression and higher levels of inflammation. Read more at Medical Xpress .
Peripheral Inflammatory Markers Are Associated With Psychomotor Retardation in Major Depressive Disorder
Plasma inflammatory markers are associated with psychomotor retardation in individuals diagnosed with major depressive disorder, according to a report published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, the official journal of Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. Read more at PsychiatryAdvisor
Dr. Miller of the Behavioral Immunology team comments on the recent trial of an IL-6 antibody to treat depression. Read more at Stat News
Recent work by Emory investigators suggest that inflammation may act on the brain to change behavior by increasing glutamate. To read more, visit these links: Neuroscience News Science Daily Aljazeera America
Mounting evidence indicates that the immune system and the brain worked together to protect early humans in a hostile ancestral environment rife with pathogens and predators. In modern times, however, chronic activation of the immune system may adversely affect the brain to cause depression. The most recent advances in this Read more…
Recent studies by our group indicate that increased inflammation is associated with decreased connectivity within reward-related circuits in the brain leading to anhedonia and psychomotor retardation in patients with depression. Read more at Emory University or Yahoo News
Inflammatory cytokines and activated cells that produce cytokines get into the brain and ultimately interact with various neurocircuits, leading to prototypical behavioral responses that are seen in infection. Read more at Psychiatric News