Anxiety Disorders

//Anxiety Disorders
9 07, 2018

The Gut Microbiome and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) | Kimmel | $39,912

The Gut Microbiome and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD): A Pilot Study to Examine the Microbiome in Relation to Perinatal Changes in Stress and Immune Systems Award: $39,912 The biological mechanisms underlying perinatal mood disorders (like postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis) are unclear. The gut-brain axis is one possible system that connects the immune system, stress system, and nervous system; the gut and brain are in constant communication, and a major component of the gut is the millions of bacteria and other organisms that live there. With this study, Dr. Kimmel proposed to analyze the gut microbiota of women during pregnancy and the postpartum time period to determine what, if any, connections existed between gut health and the likelihood of developing a perinatal mood disorder. Mary Kimmel, M.D. Need/Problem: PMAD are [...]