Probiotics: Could good gut bacteria help tackle depression?

Probiotics: Could good gut bacteria help tackle depression?

With an estimated 21 million adults in the U.S. thought to have experienced one or more major depressive episodes in 2020, according to the National Institute of Mental HealthTrusted Source (NIMH), the search for improved treatment options—outside of standard medication—continues. A recent studyTrusted Source published in Translational PsychiatryTrusted Source has found that probiotics may be a helpful supplemental treatment for people with depression. The study adds to current evidence demonstrating a link between gut health and mental health.

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Written by Jessica Norris on June 15, 2022

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