Research on Psychiatric Disorders Targets Inflammation

Dr. Andrew H. Miller, faculty member in Neuroscience, is mentioned in the Journal of the American Medical Association for his research on phsychiatric disorders and inflammation.

Activation of the immune system is the body's natural reaction to infection or tissue damage, but when this protective response is prolonged or excessive, it can play a role in many chronic illnesses, not only of the body, but also of the brain.

"The notion that inflammation plays a role in neuropsychiatric disorders really caught fire in the context of depression," said Miller.

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