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Inflamed Bodies, Depressed Minds

The mysterious connection between the immune system and the brain

Images: Jutta Kuss/Getty

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 few years of training as a psychiatrist, when I was interviewing a man in the outpatient clinic…

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Ed Bullmore

Ed Bullmore

I am a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, based in Cambridge UK, and interested in finding new ways of thinking about and treating mental illness.