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The gut microbiome and diet in psychiatry: focus on depression

Current opinion in psychiatry | 22 Nov 2014

S Dash, G Clarke, M Berk and FN Jacka
Abstract
With depressive disorders the leading source of disability globally, the identification of new targets for prevention and management is imperative. A rapidly emerging field of research suggests that the microbiome-gut-brain axis is of substantial relevance to mood and behaviour. Similarly, unhealthy diet has recently emerged as a significant correlate of and risk factor for depression. This review provides evidence for the gut microbiota as a key factor mediating the link between diet and depressive illness.
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Mental status examination, Schizophrenia, Sickness behavior, Gut flora, Mood disorder, Depression, Bipolar disorder, Major depressive disorder
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