The extent of the gut–brain connection is particularly striking in the field of microbiome research. Studies have shown that the microenvironment of the gut can alter the course of neuropsychiatric diseases like autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression and pain, as well as some neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease. Newer fields like pyschogastroenterology are also suggesting links between the microbiota and psychological and cognitive states.
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- Correlations between the gut–brain axis and personality
- How life events impact the gut microbiota and stress response
Pain from the gut and in the gut, the microbiota and immune system