• PTSD patients show increasing cytokine levels during treatment despite reduced psychological distress. 

      Toft, Helge Prytz; Bramness, Jørgen Gustav; Lien, Lars; Abebe, Dawit Shawel; Wampold, Bruce E.; Tilden, Terje; Hestad, Knut; Neupane, Sudan Prasad (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
      Background: A reciprocal relationship between activated innate immune system and changes in mood and behavior has been established. There is still a paucity of knowledge on how the immune system responds during psychiatric ...
    • The effect of ApoE e4 on blood pressure in patients with and without depression 

      Hestad, Knut; Engedal, Knut; Whist, Jon Elling; Farup, Per Grønaas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Introduction: Depression is considered an independent risk factor for hypertension, particularly for people with recurrent episodes or a long history of depression. Another risk factor for cardiovascular disease is the ...