19: Stress, Mental Health, Chronic Inflammation, Belonging, Resiliency l George Slavich, PhD



On this episode of the UCLA BrainSPORT Podcast, Adel discusses how stress and adverse childhood experiences can lead to chronic inflammation and adverse health outcomes with the director of the UCLA Stress lab, Dr. George Slavich. The pair also discuss the sense of belonging, resiliency and the concept of social pain. They further discuss potential therapeutics for stress induced chronic inflammation, including “behavioral psychedelics”. For more information on the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program: https://ucla.in/3t6Q77b All episodes are available at https://bit.ly/3I33gVL Connect with us on social. Instagram: show: @_brainsport host: @adel.neuro Twitter: show: @UCLABrainSPORT host: @ahdelneuro Have a question? Email us at [email protected] *This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute or supplement for professional medical advice, consultation, or expertise. Please see a medical professional if you have any questions or concerns regarding any symptoms or injuries you have had. #BrainSPORT #UCLA #UCLAHealth #UCLACommunity #Stress #Obesity #Diet #PTSD #Dementia #ChronicInflammation #NeuroInflammation #SocialSafetySchema #BehavioralPsychedelics 0:00 – Intro 7:06 – Stress leading to Neuroinflammation Biology 18:01 – Social media and social evaluation 20:52 – Neuroimmune system anticipatory effect 23:23 – How does inflammation persist? 24:30 – The Social Safety Schema 30:38 – How a bad Social Safety Schema can lead to chronic inflammation 38:36 – Adverse childhood experiences 41:15 – Belonging 46:23 – Obesity and Inflammation 49:20 – Cortisol and Inflammation 53:59 – Diet and Inflammation 1:00:37 – PTSD 1:07:11 – Stress and Cancer 1:08:11 – Dementia/TBI 1:15:10 – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 1:19:30 – Mindfulness 1:22:33 – Exercise 1:24:45 – Benefit of Microbial Exposure 1:27:45 – Anti-inflammatory medications 1:30:14 – Social Pain 1:32:24 – Behavioral Psychedelics 1:38:46 – Resiliency 1:45:36 – Outro

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