Lege Artis Medicinae

[The role of gut microbiota in mental health]

FRECSKA Ede, MÓRÉ Csaba

JANUARY 20, 2018

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2018;28(01-02)

[During the last decade, the Human Mic­robiom Project resulted in several important discoveries regarding the role of the microbiota communities - with the central role of the gut flora - in maintaining physiological homeostasis. The increasing knowledgebase carries important consequences for mental health. From a psychiatrist’s perspective, the current publication summarizes the most important results which may help to understand the etiopa-thology of neuropsychiatric illnesses, facilitate development of effective therapeutic interventions, and provide cues for disease prevention and a healthier lifestyle. ]

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