Treating Depression With Curcumin, Saffron and Integrative Psychology

In episode 27 I chat with Dr Adrian Lopresti a Clinical Psychologist in private practice and a senior researcher at Murdoch University, Western Australia. He has over 20 years of clinical experience working with children and adults suffering from a range of mental health conditions. Dr. Lopresti has experience in a range of psychological therapies and has received extensive training in nutritional and lifestyle treatments for mental health disorders.

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Dr. Lopresti regularly publishes in peer-reviewed, and high-impact journals on the effects of diet, nutraceuticals, sleep, and exercise for the treatment and prevention of depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and bipolar disorder. He has completed several clinical trials investigating the effects of curcumin, saffron, and Ashwagandha for the treatment of anxiety and depression in children and adults.


In this episode we cover


  • How functional integrative clinical psychology is different from standard psychology
  • What the link is between inflammation and depression
  • What inflammation does to the physiology of the brain
  • How curcumin and saffron help in depressive states
  • We discuss pharmaceutical antidepressants and their use in depressive states
  • Adrian shares the foundations to his integrative approach
  • We discuss the link between rumination and inflammation
  • Adrian shares what he would do if he was experiencing symptoms and signs of anxiety and depression



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Show Notes

Adrian's Website - Total Body Psychology


The Missing Link - Inflammation And Mental Health - Webinar

Articles On Mental Health



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