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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) for Depression Treatment: 2 Case Reports (Pilot Study)

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) aims to modify the gut microbiome and holds promise as a new treatment approach for major depressive disorder (MDD). Early case studies report improvements in depressive symptoms following fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), but larger controlled trials are needed to substantiate its efficacy. Key Facts: Two patients with long-standing major depression received …

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Autism, Gut Bacteria, & Probiotics for Treatment: A Complex Puzzle

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder associated with poor social skills, deficits in verbal and non-verbal communication, and frequent engagement in repetitive behaviors.  On average, it affects boys more frequently (~5-fold) than girls and signs of the disorder become noticeable in early childhood [between ages 1 and 3].  Estimates suggest that over 21 million individuals throughout …

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10 Best Probiotics For Depression & Anxiety: Gut-Brain Axis Modification

Microbiota is classified as an ecological community of microorganisms that share a specific host.  Within the human body it is estimated that there are trillions of microorganisms, accounting for approximately 1% to 3% of total body mass; equating to an average net weight of around 3 lbs.  Though scientists these days are attempting to elucidate …

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