A strong relationship between the gut microbiota and the development of psychiatric diseases, generating a gut-brain axis, is commonly recognized today. The influence of brain on the gut has been observed in weight gain and nutrient intake as in the maintenance of microbial balance. Conversely, the intestine has shown its influence on neurotransmitters, stress, mood and behavior.
Which arguments support such connection between the gut microbiota and psychiatric diseases, and in which pathologies has an interaction been observed? Alcohol-related disorders, in particular, are a perfect illustration of the gut-brain relationship.

Author
Pr. Philippe DE TIMARY
Author
Pr. Philippe DE TIMARY
Category
Immunology
Publication type
Proceedings
Year
2018
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