PTSD Vaccine? Probiotic Triggers Long-Lasting Resistance to Trauma

PTSD Vaccine? Probiotic Triggers Long-Lasting Resistance to Trauma

Soldiers and emergency workers could soon be given a jab of friendly bacteria to protect against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a study found. Scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder found injections of a probiotic on the shores of Uganda that can have a long-lasting effect on the brain, making it more resilient to stress and depression. New tests on rats have revealed the effect was stronger than anticipated. Senior research associate Matthew Frank in the university's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience said if the findings are replicated in clinical trials it could lead to a widely-distributed vaccine to treat...

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