Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and the microbiome
from Psych Central
You've probably heard about the rising importance of the microbiome — otherwise known as your gut bacteria. Researchers have started to find interesting links between the naturally occurring bacteria that live in our guts, and things we've traditionally attributed to the brain. Things like our mood, feelings, and even thoughts. We now know, for instance, that gut bacteria can influence brain function. What has the research found linking the microbiome to serious mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder?
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