Bram van Leeuwen
Sep 18, 2019 · 1 min read

Thanks for picking up this topic, and I will try to follow your articles.

At the outset I want to point out that there is a physical component in some mental illnesses and there lies my personal interest. Explanation: I am connected to a company making probiotics. An important field of study there is the influence of the gutflora on the brain and its functions.

Already there is evidence that molecules generated in the colon travel through the nervus vagus to the brain and lead to Parkinson's disease. Is that the only factor?
Also there are indications that the integrity of the intestinal cell wall is somehow related to a vulnerability to depression…

I guess you look at mental illnesses from a different angle and I like to follow those as well.

    Bram van Leeuwen

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