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Norton School Researcher Receives Grant to Study Depression

Researchers at the University of Arizona have received a $55,000 grant from the Depressive and Bipolar Disorder Alternative Treatment Foundation to study whole body hyperthermia (WBH), a novel intervention that has shown promise in preliminary studies for the treatment of acute treatment of major depression. The study, which will be led by principal investigator Charles L. Raison, MD, Associate Professor in the College of Medicine and Barry and Janet Lang Associate Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, involves a widespread collaborative effort by researchers from multiple academic units at the University of Arizona and from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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