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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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Depression: towards confirmation of a gut-brain dialogue?

Quality of life and depression might be partly linked to the composition of the intestinal microbiota? A study has traced the outlines of a neuroactive intestinal microbiota–or neuromicrobiome–a new, fast-growing research field.   Mental diseases do not just involve cerebral processes alo...
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Ketogenic diet and epilepsy: protective role of intestinal microbiota

The ketogenic diet is effective against forms of epilepsy that are resistant to conventional treatment. It is said to act via certain bacteria of the intestinal microbiota, which themselves regulate the balance between excitation and inhibition in specific brain areas.   The ketogenic die...
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