Psychiatry Grand Rounds
"Inflammation and Depression: Mechanisms, Mediators and Therapeutic Implications"
Friday, August 3, 2018
Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinics (WisPIC)
Dr. Andrew Miller is an internationally recognized leader in the area of brain-immune interactions as they relate to depression in medically healthy as well as medically ill patients including patients with cancer. His work has demonstrated that during immune activation, inflammatory cytokines can access the brain and interact with the metabolism of dopamine and glutamate, while altering neurocircuits in the brain relevant to motivation and reward as well as anxiety and alarm.