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A Promising Connection: Major Depressive Disorder and the Gut Microbiome A Promising Connection: Major Depressive Disorder and the Gut Microbiome

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A Promising Connection: Major Depressive Disorder and the Gut Microbiome

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), affecting one in six adults globally, is a complex mental health challenge. Recent discoveries reveal a promising link between MDD and the gut microbiome, the diverse community of microorganisms residing in our digestive system. This bidirectional relationship, known as the gut-brain axis, highlights the intricate connections influencing both physical and mental health. Studies indicate distinct differences in the gut microbiome of individuals with depression, offering potential biomarkers. While the field is evolving, pathways connecting the microbiome and MDD through neurotransmitter production, inflammation, immune system regulation, and stress response are being explored. 

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