Writing Exercise #15

An area that I would like to further research on is the connection between gut microbiota and mental health illnesses, specifically depression. This is a topic of interest to me because depression is a mental disease that is very hard to create one treatment for. Mental health is affected by so many factors that it is hard to find the perfect treatment that would help every patient in the same way. Medications given for depression can be risky and at times do more damage than they do good. A project diving into the gut microbiota and ways that it can be manipulated to possibly improve patients with clinical depression. This would greatly improve medical treatments because most of the ones for mental health include medications. If there is a way to manipulate the microbiota, through diet or specific nutrients, to benefit mental health it would help widen the treatments available for those diagnosed.

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