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Depression: more accurate diagnosis thanks to the gut microbiota?

Two recent studies have opened up new avenues for the diagnosis and treatment of depressive disorders by analyzing the composition and metabolome of the gut microbiota.   In recent years, many studies have examined the link between gut dysbiosis and depression, a condition that affects mo...
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Alcoholism: explaining social disorders thanks to the microbiota

The microbiota of alcoholic patients may deregulate the metabolism of ketone bodies and induce neurobehavioral disorders: so concludes a study on human-to-mice microbiota transplantation supported by observations in humans.   Introversion, social anxiety... alcoholics display alterations ...
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Gut microbiota thought to block the effects of antidepressants

Stress-related intestinal dysbiosis may be involved in the development of depressive disorders. Such dysbioses may also limit the effectiveness of a family of antidepressants via alterations of the serotonergic pathway.   Current treatments for major depressive disorders, such as fluoxeti...
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Mood disorders

Mood disorders, depression and bipolar disorder affect people of all ages and sometimes cause severe mental distress. Effective treatments exist and ongoing research is evaluating the impact of the intestinal microbiota on these disorders.
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