Dr Golam Khandaker – Anti-inflammatory Drugs

Anti-inflammatory drugs similar to those used to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis could be used to treat some cases of depression. Research funded by the Wellcome Trust, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, analysed data from clinical trials involving drugs treating auto-immune inflammatory disease and found some interesting side effects. Dr Golam Khandaker from the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge University, who lead the study.

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  1. Kathylyn M. Beck

    I have suffered from depressive illness since I was 13, am now 62. I had bouts of IBD for over 25 years. Prozac started at 31 was a lifesaver for me, and is still working but effectiveness is waning unfortunately. At 41 years of age I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. I have been on Enbrel, Humira and Stelara starting in my early 50s with Stelara being the best for arthritis but generated minimal results for psoriasis. My dermatologist has been administering Kenalog shots every four months in addition to monoclonal antibody “MAB.” Kenalog is miraculous. Not only does Kenalog take care of PsA symptoms, I have noticed I feel mentally wonderful. If you could get this message to Dr. Golam Khandaker, I would greatly appreciate it, anecdotal information is so important. Thank you.

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