The Inflamed Mind: NIHR Maudsley BRC research highlighted in BBC documentary

Research from the NIHR Maudsley BRC was highlighted by the BBC this week, in reports which explored evidence that the immune system may cause depression.

James Gallagher, a BBC health reporter, spoke to psychiatrists investigating this new understanding of mental illness, and to people who may benefit from treatments aimed at the immune system.

A documentary on BBC Radio 4, called ‘The Inflamed Mind’, featured an interview with Professor Carmine Pariante from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London.

Professor Pariante, who is supported by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, explains why he believes this is one of the "strongest discoveries in psychiatry in the last twenty years." He said: "It allows us to understand depression no longer as just a disorder of the mind and not even a disorder of the brain, but a disorder of the whole body. It shifts conceptually what we understand about depression."

Read the accompanying online article here.

To find out more about the Stress, Psychiatry, Immunology & Perinatal Psychiatry Research Group, visit their webpage.

Tags: Affective Disorders and Interface with Medicine - Clinical disorders and health behaviours -

By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Aug 2016, 12:10 PM

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