Metagenomic testing as a means of identifying the pathogens causing Schizophrenia and Manic depression
Type of Spiritual Experience
The CAUSE is antibiotics and mouth washes etc disrupting the microbiome of the mouth and the intestines.
It has also been shown that phatrmaceuticals such as Proton Pump inhibitors and all the over the counter antacid treatments also disrupt the flora.
A description of the experience
Brain Behav Immun. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2017 Jul 10.
Published in final edited form as:
Brain Behav Immun. 2017 May; 62: 46–52.
Published online 2016 Dec 18. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2016.12.010
The microbiome, immunity, and schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
Faith Dickerson,1,* Emily Severance,2 and Robert Yolken3
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are serious neuropsychiatric disorders of uncertain etiology. Recent studies indicate that immune activation may contribute to the etiopathogenesis of these disorders.
Numerous studies in animal models indicate that the mucosal microbiome may influence cognition and behavior by altering the functioning of the immune system. It is thus likely that the microbiome plays a role in human psychiatric disorders.
The study of immune alterations and the microbiome in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is in its infancy. Two recent investigations of the oro-pharyngeal microbiota in schizophrenia found differences between cases and controls.
Other studies have found increased gastrointestinal inflammation in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder based on measures of microbial translocation.
Several studies have also found an association between the receipt of antibiotics and an increased incidence of psychiatric disorders, perhaps due to alterations in the microbiome.
Studies to characterize the intestinal microbiome of individuals with these disorders are in progress. The ultimate test of the role of the microbiome and immune-mediated pathology in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder will come from clinical trials of therapeutic agents which alter gut microbiota or gastrointestinal inflammation.
The successful development of such modalities would represent a novel strategy to prevent and treat serious psychiatric disorders.
Keywords: immunity, microbiome, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, gastrointestinal, antibiotics, probiotics