Feeling Bipolar Disorder In Your Gut

“Despite the way we’re taught in school, the body doesn’t think of itself as divided up into systems. It doesn’t realize it has a nervous system and an endocrine system, a respiratory system and a digestive system. There is really only one system that has to work together to keep you alive. So it’s unsurprising that psychological illness can be related to, or co-morbid with physical disorders that might not seem relevant at first-glance. In fact, the “digestive system” has an enormous effect on the brain and vice-versa. Familiar with the term “hangry”? Well, there’s a reason that being hungry makes you angry at everything else. It’s all entangled.”

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Source: PsychCentral.com by LaRae LaBouff
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