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The Inflamed Mind

The Inflamed Mind

A Radical New Approach to Depression

Edward Bullmore

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Worldwide, depression will be the single biggest cause of disability in the next twenty years. But treatment for it has not changed much in the last three decades. In the world of psychiatry, time has apparently stood still...until now with Edward Bullmore's The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression.

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DARING TO THINK DIFFERENTLY


We all know depression. It touches every family on the planet. Yet we understand surprisingly little about it.

This dawned on me in an acutely embarrassing way one day in my first...

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The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression

Worldwide, depression will be the single biggest cause of disability in the next twenty years. But treatment for it has not changed much in the last three decades. In the world of psychiatry, time has apparently stood still...until now with Edward Bullmore's The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression.

Praise for The Inflamed Mind

"Ed Bullmore provides a clearly written and compelling argument for the importance of the immune system and inflammation in depression. This lively book explains a major frontier in clinical neuroscience that is not only influencing research on depression, but also on schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease." —Steven E. Hyman, Harvard University

“An important book, a hopeful book, for anyone whowants to think about depression in a new way.” —Tom Insel, MD, cofounder and president of Mindstrong Health

The Inflamed Mind confronts the reader with theconverging revolutions in neuroscience and immunology that give rise to a newperspective about depression and its treatment. It traces the roots of dualism,the tendency to view mind dissociated from body, and then calls for movingbeyond dualism in order to understand how inflammation in the body affectsbrain and mind. In an erudite, enjoyable, and accessible way, Professor Bullmore conveys the profound impact of this new perspective by helping us toappreciate the links between traditional ‘medical’ and ‘psychiatric’ syndromesand it identifies new anti-inflammatory treatments that may cross the boundaryfrom general medicine to psychiatry.” —John H. Krystal, M.D., Robert L. McNeil,Jr., Professor of Translational Research; Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

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"Ed Bullmore provides a clearly written and compelling argument for the importance of the immune system and inflammation in depression. This lively book explains a major frontier in clinical neuroscience that is not only influencing research on depression, but also on schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease." —Steven E. Hyman, Harvard University

“An important book, a hopeful book, for anyone whowants to think about depression in a new way.” —Tom Insel, MD, cofounder and president of Mindstrong Health

The Inflamed Mind confronts the reader with theconverging revolutions in neuroscience and immunology that give rise to a newperspective about depression and its treatment. It traces the roots of dualism,the tendency to view mind dissociated from body, and then calls for movingbeyond dualism in order to understand how inflammation in the body affectsbrain and mind. In an erudite, enjoyable, and accessible way, Professor Bullmore conveys the profound impact of this new perspective by helping us toappreciate the links between traditional ‘medical’ and ‘psychiatric’ syndromesand it identifies new anti-inflammatory treatments that may cross the boundaryfrom general medicine to psychiatry.” —John H. Krystal, M.D., Robert L. McNeil,Jr., Professor of Translational Research; Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

“As one of the first people to brand themselves as animmunopsychiatrist, Professor Bullmore has led us out of the dark ages andshone the light on the crucial link between systemic inflammation and mentalillness. This set of insights is creating a paradigm shift in psychiatry whichheralds a new field of personalized psychiatry in the same way that we are seeingpersonalized therapy in chancer.” —Sir Robert Lechler, President of the Medical Sciences

“Suddenly an expert who wants to stop and questioneverything we thought we knew…This is a lesson in the workings of the brain fartoo important to ignore." —Jeremy Vine

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Edward Bullmore

Prof Edward Bullmore, MB PhD FRCP FRCPsych FMedSci, trained in medicine at the University of Oxford and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London; then in psychiatry at the Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital, London. He moved to Cambridge in 1999 and is currently Co-Chair of Cambridge Neuroscience, Scientific Director of the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge University. He has published more than 500 scientific papers and is one of the most highly cited scientists worldwide in neuroscience and psychiatry.

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