Exercise as a treatment for depression via suppression of inflammation. | Charles Raison

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

A subgroup of depressed people has elevated inflammation and distinct functional connectivity in their brains. Some depressed patients may benefit from a burst of acute inflammation, such as occurs with hyperthermia or exercise. Exercise acutely activates various inflammatory pathways, but long-term contributes to a reduction in chronic inflammation. In this clip, Dr. Charles Raison explains how agents that interact with the immune system may play a subtle and complex role in depression.

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