Gut feelings: A randomised, triple-blind, placebo-controlled trial of probiotics for depressive symptoms.

Affiliation

School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123 Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide; with evidence suggesting that decreased gut barrier function and inflammation are correlated with depressive symptoms. We conducted a clinical trial to determine the effect of consumption of probiotic supplements (Winclove's Ecologic® Barrier) on depressive symptoms in a sample of participants with mild to severe depression.

Keywords

Cognitive reactivity,Depression,Gut bacteria,Gut-brain axis,Microbiota,Probiotics,

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