There’s a new ally in the effort to help people living with depression: gut bacteria. People with depression have distinct intestinal microbes that differ from those without the disorder, University of Florida Health researchers have found. That discovery has the potential to lead to new methods of diagnosing and treating depression using genetic profiling of gut bacteria, according to lead researcher Bruce R. Stevens, Ph.D., a professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of physiology and functional genomics, and the department of medicine’s division of gastroenterology. Stevens further explains the findings, which were published on January 27, 2020, in Nature Molecular Psychiatry.Learn more about Depression Can Be Identified Using Gut Bacteria, University of Florida Health Researchers Find.
Read the report here Depression Phenotype Identiﬁed by Using Single Nucleotide Exact Amplicon Sequence Variants of the Human Gut Microbiome.