The Inflammatory Response: Understanding inflammation and the immune system in states of mind

With Antony Haynes and Dr Elisabeth Philipps

Recorded Saturday 1 February 2020

Many of us, including our psychotherapy clients, may suffer from unexplained symptoms of debilitation, and of depression, without a clear context. In fact, general practitioners say that about 25 per cent of their consultations are with patients for whom they cannot give a medical diagnosis or treatment and this can be a key issue in psychotherapy.

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FULL PROGRAMME

Elisabeth Philipps and Antony Haynes
Mood States: the Relevance of Inflammation, Oxidation and Immune Related Activity
In this introduction to the science of the relationship between inflammation and mood, we will explore the relationship between alterations in these factors and emotional health. This will include an introduction to the gut-brain axis and its potential role in mediating inappropriate inflammation and its impact on mental health. Our speakers elaborate which foods have an inflammatory/ anti-inflammatory effect, and why; how probiotics may reduce inflammation and what strains to consider, and lifestyle changes that enhance the management of unwanted inflammation.

Antony Haynes
Looking Deeper at Inflammation: Neurotransmitters, Hormones and Sleep
This presentation introduces the role of neurotransmitters and hormones, the impact of stress and how inflammation disrupts healthy signalling. A neurotransmitter is a chemical messenger that carries, boosts, and balances signals between neurons and other cells in the body. These can affect a wide variety of both physical and psychological functions including heart rate, sleep, appetite, mood, mental health and fear. The talk considers the importance of sleep in the management of inflammation, oxidation and immune activation within the body, and other ways in which stress management techniques, such as diet, can reduce inflammatory effect.

Elisabeth Philipps
Exploring Neuroscience from a Lifestyle Perspective
There is accumulating evidence that dysfunction of glutamatergic neurotransmission, particularly via N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, is involved in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) and other mood disorders. Here we will learn about the importance of the NMDA Receptor and simple, practical lifestyle and dietary steps such as the use of magnesium and gut rebalancing which can lead to more harmony in the brain, leading to improved, balanced mood.

Elisabeth Philipps and Antony Haynes
Case Studies
Finally, shared case studies exemplify the effectiveness of these scientific insights. These describe practical and simple ways of having safe lifestyle (including nutritional) changes that can tackle persistent inflammation, oxidation and immune activation.

Discussion

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SCHEDULE

00:00:00
Introduction

00:04:52
Elisabeth Philipps and Antony Haynes
Mood States: the Relevance of Inflammation, Oxidation and Immune Related Activity

01:15:07
Antony Haynes
Looking Deeper at Inflammation: Neurotransmitters, Hormones and Sleep

02:32:20
Elisabeth Philipps
Exploring Neuroscience from a Lifestyle Perspective

03:51:40
Elisabeth Philipps and Antony Haynes
Case Studies

04:41:00
Discussion

05:06:29
End