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An illuminating trial of an anti-inflammatory agent for depression

As discussed in chapter 7 of my book, major depressive disorder displays many features that indicate immune involvement. Depressed patients exhibit immune dysregulation, and many of their symptoms resemble those of “sickness behavior”, which is cytokine-driven. Moreover, major depression can … Continue reading

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Promising news from International Rett Syndrome Foundation

The IRSF International Rett Syndrome Foundation <irsflash@rettsyndrome.org>¬†announced today that it is funding a Phase 2b placebo-controlled, cross-over study of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) in a larger group of Rett syndrome patients. This decision indicates that the Phase 1 trial showed … Continue reading

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Breakthrough in epidemiology of bipolar disorder

Far less is known about the environmental and genetic risk factors for bipolar disorder (BPD) than for schizophrenia (Sz). However, at the recent meeting of the Sz International Research Society in Florence, Alan Brown of Columbia Univ presented data from … Continue reading

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