New study links gut microbiome with psychiatric disorders

March 26, 2015 7:51 PM

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New study links gut microbiome with psychiatric disorders

The findings suggest physicians look to diet and the microbial makeup of the gut as a therapeutic target for anxiety and depression.

Scientists say the neurological changes are triggered by changes in the gut's bacterial makeup, or gut microbiome or microbiota. Previous studies have pinpointed a link between gut microbes and psychological disorders like anxiety and depression.

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