Monday, June 30, 2014

Human Microbiota and Depression

Several weeks ago, I got an email from one of my best friends from medical school. She graduated top honors in the class and went on to Johns Hopkins, where she was a chief resident, then a fellowship, and basically has torn her way through the ranks in academic medicine like the firecracker. She told me once I ought to be in academic medicine (other than my tiny finger hold teaching a section of one class), but I�m not all that great dealing with something called a �boss,� so let�s just say I�m better off where I am. It�s very handy to have a crackerjack gastroenterologist as a friend when one is interested in the gut brain connection. Ergo�her email started off: �Saw this paper and I thought of you.�

Now we know what my friends think of me!

There is a new article at Psychology Today based on the paper: Human Microbiota and Depression

Next I�m determined to look more into genetics and mental illness, also, I have to dig deeper into something my friend Drew Ramsey found, magnesium as �paleo ketamine.� 

In other news, my baby graduated from pre-school and will start kindergarten in the fall. Here's the class waiting to get their "diplomas." Sob.

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