December 9, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 240 Pages - 9 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815376729 - CAT# K338798
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Brain related disorders are among the most challenging health issues of our time. The development of effective therapeutic and preventive strategies for these disorders relies on a comprehensive understanding of the underlying causative mechanisms. And, until recently, these mechanisms have remained somewhat elusive.
The newly discovered pivotal role of the intestinal microbiome in brain health, functionality, and resistance to disease is revolutionizing neuroscience. The Microbiome and the Brain, through the contributions of some of the most forward thinking researchers and clinicians in the field, comprehensively reveals the leading edge of our understanding of the fundamental role of gut microbes and their metabolites in a wide array of seemingly diverse brain issues including Alzheimer’s disease, autism, multiple sclerosis, and mood disorders. In addition, mechanisms defining these relationships are explored along with a presentation of the state-of-the-art as it relates to interpretation of relevant laboratory assessments. Finally, novel therapeutic opportunities, derived from this exciting science are presented.
Readers will learn:
Emerging Technologies. Research Overview and Diagnostic Applications. Metadata and the Microbiome. Metabolic Effects of the Microbiome on the Brain. The Prenatal Microbiome in Health and Disease. Exercise. The Microbiome’s Indirect Effects on the Brain through Dysmetabolism and Diabetes. The Microbiome’s Indirect Effects on the Brain through Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The Microbiome and Neurologic Disease. Depression and Anxiety. Autism and Spectrum Disorders. ADHD. Alzheimer’s Disease as a Crisis of Microbial Diversity. Headache. Chronic Pain. Multiple Sclerosis. Movement Disorders. Translation into Clinical Practice.