On Demand Grand Rounds: Inflammation, Depression, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Wolfe Adler Award Lecture
This presentation was originally reviewed on October 24, 2023, and broadcast live online on October 25, 2023, from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET.
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There is a great deal of interest in the relationship between the immune system and in particular inflammation and psychiatric syndromes. This presentation focuses on the relationship between inflammation and mood disorders. The goals of the talk are; (1) to distinguish between acute and chronic inflammatory states, (2) discuss the impact of peripheral inflammation on dopamine and glutamate systems of some people with inflammation and major depressive disorder, (3) review a series of studies we have performed exploring inflammation, depression and the resolution of both inflammation and depression with a high dose omega-3 fatty acids.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals.
At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:
- Discuss the heterogeneity of major depressive disorders.
- Explain the bidirectional lateration between the immune system and the brain .
- Illustrate the complexity of the entire inflammatory cascade.
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About the speaker
Professor, joined the department January 1, 2021 as new Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and CEO of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI). Dr. Rapaport serves as the second William H. and Edna D. Stimson Presidential Endowed Chair, University of Utah School of Medicine.
From 2011-2020, Dr. Rapaport was Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine and Chief of Psychiatric Services at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to that appointment, he was the Chairman of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a Professor of Psychiatry at both Cedar-Sinai and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He was the first holder of the Polier Chair while at Cedars-Sinai and also previously served as Director of the Mental Health Outpatient Clinical Research Center in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, San Diego. He served as the first Chair of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network's Data Safety Monitoring Board and Chair of its Special Review Committee and also serves on NIH and NIMH Review Committees.
Dr. Rapaport has received peer-reviewed grant funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, The Stanley Medical Research Institute, the Veterans Affairs Research Board and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Foundation. His research interests focus on human psychoneuroimmunology, psychopharmacology research, clinical trial methodology, quality of life, and complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Rapaport has trained and mentored students, physicians and researchers in the fields of psychopharmacology, outcomes research, and psychoneuroimmunology for over 30 years.
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ON DEMAND WEBINAR: FOR BEST RESULTS WATCH USING GOOGLE CHROME
Grand Rounds: Inflammation, Depression, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
CEO, Huntsman Mental Health Institute
Salt Lake City, UT
Originally reviewed October24, 2023.
Originally broadcast live October 25, 2023, from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: November 20, 2025
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