Sex Differences in the Relationship Between Inflammation and Reward Sensitivity: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Endotoxin.

Affiliation

Department of Psychology, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles; California. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

There are robust sex differences in the prevalence of depression. Inflammation and anhedonia may play a role in understanding these sex differences. Indeed, sex differences in inflammation-induced neural responses to reward may provide insight into the sex gaps in depression, but no study has examined this question.

Keywords

Anhedonia,Depression,Endotoxin,Inflammation,Reward,Sex differences,