Can heating the body relieve depression?

Author(s):
Dr Raj Persaud interviews Dr Charles Raison

Duration:
30 minutes

Credits:
0.5

Published:
June 2016

CPD domain:
Clinical

Type:
Podcast

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A 2016 study led by Dr Charles Raison found that raising the body temperature of depressed volunteers through whole-body hyperthermia treatment improved their symptoms of major depression for up to 6 weeks. In this podcast Dr Raison talks to Raj Persaud about how the treatment works, the effect it has on the brain, and how these findings could be built upon in future research.

 

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