Inflammation and mental health: the new frontier of personalised psychiatry

Carmine Pariante, M.D., Ph.D.


Editor-in-Chief, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Professor of Biological Psychiatry and Head of Section, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK



This lecture will summarise the most recent evidence, from Professor Pariante and other laboratories, supporting the notion that patients with psychiatric disorders and increased inflammation are a specific subpopulation which respond less to conventional antidepressants and antipsychotics, but could benefit from adjuvant treatment with anti-inflammatory medications or nutritional interventions. Molecular and cellular studies investigating the mechanism underpinning these effects will also be discussed.