The effect of microbiota in mood disorders: Utilization of probiotics as a therapeutical approach


  • Hazal Altundağ
  • Furkan Ayaz


Anxiety, Gut microbiota, Probiotic, Microorganism


There are trillions of microorganisms in the human body. All microbial communities in the gastrointestinal tract are intestinal microbiota. The main task of this community can be counted as; defense against diseases, digestion of food, etc. Moreover, they have effect on the human mood and behaviors. In addition to its basic functions, the brain-gut relationship, which has been the subject of many studies recently, draws attention.  Based on this relationship, it is noteworthy that the microbiota disorder causes anxiety and depression, and the use of probiotics seems as a promising solution. In this proceeding review, we will be discussing this theme more in depth.


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