Sad depressed black man on a bench in a park
Side view portrait of a sad depressed black man sitting on a bench in a park

Medicine’s Mahmoud Ghannoum discussed the link between depress and gut health

Depression and the gut microbiome: Are they related?

Everyday Health: Mahmoud Ghannoum, professor at the School of Medicine, discussed the link between the gut microbiome and depression. Research is ongoing, but some people with depression “tend to have a change or an imbalance in the microbiome where we have reduction or decrease in beneficial organisms, an increase in pathogenic ones, the ones that cause disease,” said Ghannoum.