Probiotics show promise as depression treatment

From Mad in the UK: New research in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that probiotics, commonly championed for their digestive benefits, might be a valuable tool in reducing the symptoms associated with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

This study, led by Viktoriya L. Nikolova from King’s College London, focused on participants whose depressive symptoms remained unmitigated despite antidepressant treatment, a situation referred to as an “incomplete response.” Results revealed a notable reduction in depressive and anxiety symptoms when probiotics were administered in conjunction with their antidepressants

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