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Valeria Mondelli

Dr Valeria Mondelli

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Dr Mondelli's research interest focuses on the role biological systems involved in the stress response in the pathogenesis of psychiatric disorders and in the interplay between physical and mental health. Among her most important research achievements: first, she described abnormal biological response to stress at onset of psychosis; second, she identified the biological response to stress (including inflammation and cortisol secretion) as one of the factors contributing to the brain abnormalities found at psychosis onset; and third, she showed that increased inflammatory markers and cortisol at the onset of psychosis predict a poor treatment response at 3-month follow-up.  More recently she has started leading a project to investigate the involvement of inflammation in the pathogenesis and treatment response in depression.  

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