The Gut Microbiome in First-Episode Psychosis


New findings support the involvement of microbiota alterations in psychosis-and point to novel treatments.

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3. Schwarz E, Maukonen J, Hyytiainen T, et al. Analysis of microbiota in first episode psychosis identifies preliminary associations with symptom severity and treatment response. Schizophr Res. 2017 Apr 22. pii: S0920-9964(17)30204-9. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2017.04.017. [Epub ahead of print]

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