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Stool transplants could improve psychiatric symptoms related to irritable bowel syndrome

According to a Japanese study, stool transplants could improve psychiatric symptoms related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by restoring the balance of the intestinal microbiota. These results widen the scope of application of this therapeutic approach which is currently limited to the treatment o...
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Could changing the intestinal microbiota treat bipolar disorder?

The intestinal microbiota may be a therapeutic target in treatment for bipolar disorder, according to a recent study.   Several studies have shown the effectiveness of therapies based on the manipulation of the microbiota (fecal transplant, probiotics, prebiotics) in treating psychiatric ...
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Mental health and gut microbiota, towards new therapeutic avenues?

For example, we are told that the gastrointestinal tract also has its own neural network called “enteric nervous system” which is connected to the brain through the vagus nerve. This axis makes bidirectional communication between the gut and the brain possible, each one influencing the other: our em...
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