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Microbiome and mental health in the modern environment

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology, June 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#5 of 217)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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15 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
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68 tweeters
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8 Facebook pages
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1 Google+ user
reddit
1 Redditor
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1 video uploader

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Title
Microbiome and mental health in the modern environment
Published in
Journal of Physiological Anthropology, June 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40101-016-0101-y
Pubmed ID
Authors

Emily Deans

Abstract

A revolution in the understanding of the pathophysiology of mental illness combined with new knowledge about host/microbiome interactions and psychoneuroimmunology has opened an entirely new field of study, the "psychobiotics". The modern microbiome is quite changed compared to our ancestral one due to diet, antibiotic exposure, and other environmental factors, and these differences may well impact our brain health. The sheer complexity and scope of how diet, probiotics, prebiotics, and intertwined environmental variables could influence mental health are profound obstacles to an organized and useful study of the microbiome and psychiatric disease. However, the potential for positive anti-inflammatory effects and symptom amelioration with perhaps few side effects makes the goal of clarifying the role of the microbiota in mental health a vital one.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 189 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 53 28%
Student > Master 30 16%
Researcher 24 13%
Other 17 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 7%
Other 26 14%
Unknown 27 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 20 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 10 5%
Other 42 22%
Unknown 37 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 190. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 July 2021.
All research outputs
#124,616
of 18,822,351 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Physiological Anthropology
#5
of 217 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,166
of 267,408 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Physiological Anthropology
#1
of 3 outputs
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