The role of the gut microbiome in mental health
by Frances Ralph,
Specialist Gastrointestinal Dietitian
Publication date: 05/2021
Review date: 05/2022
Author: Frances is a UK Registered freelance Dietitian and health writer. She specialises in gut health and the management of functional gastrointestinal disorders. She also works as a consulting dietitian in the technology and food industries.
Target audience: For healthcare professionals interested in learning about the role of the microbiome in mental health.
Learning objectives: By the end of this article, you should understand:
The role of the gut-brain axis in mental health
How gut microbiome dysbiosis may play a role in mental health conditions
The evidence base for interventions to manage mental health conditions by targeting the gut microbiome