Academic publications & articles by

Dr. Adrian Lopresti



Academic Publications


Lopresti AL, Drummond PD. (2017) Efficacy of curcumin, and a saffron/curcumin combination for the treatment of major depression: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. J Affect Disord.; 207:188-196.

Lopresti AL. (2017) Salvia (Sage): A Review of its Potential Cognitive-Enhancing and Protective Effects. Drugs R D. [Epub ahead of print].

Lopresti AL, Jacka FN. (2015) Diet and Bipolar Disorder: A Review of Its Relationship and Potential Therapeutic Mechanisms of Action. J Altern Complement Med.; 21(12):733-9.

Lopresti AL. (2015) A review of nutrient treatments for paediatric depression. J Affect Disord.; 181:24-32.

Lopresti AL. (2015) Oxidative and nitrosative stress in ADHD: possible causes and the potential of antioxidant-targeted therapies. Atten Defic Hyperact Disord; 7(4):237-47. 


Lopresti AL, Maes M, Maker GL, Hood SD, Drummond PD. (2014) Curcumin for the treatment of major depression: a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled study. J Affect Disord, 167:368-75.


Lopresti, A.L. & Drummond, P.D. (2014) Saffron (Crocus sativus) for depression: a systematic review of clinical studies and examination of underlying antidepressant mechanisms of action. Hum Psychopharmacol. 29(6):517-27.


Lopresti AL, Drummond PD (2013) Obesity and psychiatric disorders: commonalities in dysregulated biological pathways and their implications for treatment. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 45:92-9. 


Lopresti AL, Hood SD, Drummond PD. (2012) Multiple antidepressant potential modes of action of curcumin: a review of its anti-inflammatory, monoaminergic, antioxidant, immune-modulating and neuroprotective effects. J Psychopharmacol. 26(12):1512-24. 



Book Chapters


Lopresti AL (2015) Chapter 9: Contribution of Diet and Exercise in the Pathogenesis of Major Depression. From Diet and Exercise in Cognitive Function and Neurological Diseases. Edited by Akhlaq A. Farooqui, Tahira Farooqui. Wiley-Blackwell



Recorded Webinars


Curcumin and Other Natural Treatments for Depression (free one-hour webinar on Terry Talks Nutrition Website)


The Missing Link - Inflammation and Mental Health (free one-hour webinar)