I have done a few posts on depression over the years
A friend asked me to revisit it, especially now that I have a recommendation program working.
- CFS Depression, Diet and the Microbiome
- Depression, Confusion, Fear – the protocol disrupters
- Depression: “Natural”, CFS, and other forms
- Psychoactive Probiotics!
Depression and the Microbiome – PubMed
From The role of microbiota in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia and major depressive disorder and the possibility of targeting microbiota as a treatment option .
Altered fecal microbiota composition in patients with major depressive disorder . adds that “Bacterial diversity was significantly higher ” and also reported additionally (for two types of depression):
- over-presentation of the orders of Bacteroidales and
- under-presentation of the orders of Lachnospiraceae,
- Higher level of Oscillibacter and Alistipes had higher depression
- increased levels of Enterobacteriaceae and Alistipes
- reduced levels of Faecalibacterium
Additionally, Isovaleric acid in stool correlates with human depression. hence isovaleric acid producing bacteria appear to be another facet.
- higher Bacteroidaceae,
- higher Butyricimonas,
- higher Clostridium XlVb
- higher Enterobacteriaceae,
- higher Parabacteroides,
- higher Phascolarctobacterium,
- higher Porphyromonadaceae,
- higher Rikenellaceae
- higher Roseburia
- higher Acidaminococcaceae,
- higher Flavonifractor,
- higher Proteobacteria
- lower Actinobacteria
- lower Fusobacteria,
- lower Ruminococcaceae,
- lower Veillonellaceae
- lower Lachnospiraceae,
- lower Dialister,
- lower Escherichia/Shigella,
- lower Firmicutes,
- lower Haemophilus,
- lower Prevotella,
- lower Ruminococcus
Isovaleric acid producing bacteria includes [ref]:
Automated Analysis of your Ubiome
- Bacillus subtilis natto
After you logged on to http://ubiomecfsweb.azurewebsites.net/ This Depression link will show your results against the above list. As a reminder, there are other comparisons available:
The result is a report such as shown below
- Autoimmune Disease
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Crohn’s Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Histamine Issues
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Mood Disorders
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Ulcerative colitis
At the bottom is a link to recommendations for the ‘Match’ items above only. That is, the recommendations are specific to the depression symptom.
For the first one on the list, I did a google and found lots of pages saying that pomegranate helps depression!
Treating depression at the microbiome level (diet, probiotics, etc)
Blog entry posted by Lassesen, Mar 10, 2018.
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