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Pathways in gut-brain communication: Evidence for distinct gut-to-brain and brain-to-gut syndromes

Keightley, Philip; Koloski, Natasha; Talley, Nick


Objective: The rich interconnectedness between gut and brain is increasingly being identified. This article reviews the evidence for brain-gut and gut-brain syndromes, particularly recent epidemiological evidence, and animal studies demonstrating bi-directionality at the formative stage of development. Method: Narrative literature review with selection for relevance and quality. Results: Population surveys show a strong correlation between anxiety, depression, and functional gastrointestinal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1177/0004867415569801


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