The impact of gut microbiota on brain and behaviour: implications for psychiatry

  title={The impact of gut microbiota on brain and behaviour: implications for psychiatry},
  author={Timothy G. Dinan and John F. Cryan},
  journal={Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care},
  • T. Dinan, J. Cryan
  • Published 1 November 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
Purpose of reviewThe gut microbiota has become a focus of research for those interested in the brain and behaviour. Here, we profile the gut microbiota in a variety of neuropsychiatric syndromes. Recent findingsMultiple routes of communication between the gut and brain have been established and these include the vagus nerve, immune system, short chain fatty acids and tryptophan. Developmentally, those born by caesarean section have a distinctly different microbiota in early life to those born… 
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