Mood by Microbe: Stress Response and the Gut-Brain Axis

Multiple converging lines of evidence have shown that the primary cause of chronic systemic inflammation may be the dysfunction of the gut-brain axis.

In this presentation, renowned integrative psychiatrist, David Scheiderer, MD, reviews the links between dysbiosis, meta-inflammation, and various psychiatric conditions. Dr. Scheiderer discusses the impact of medications, alcohol, diet, and lifestyle on the gut-brain axis, as well as the therapeutic potential of targeted probiotics and specialized nutrients to affect gut health as well as mental wellbeing.


  • Clarification of gastrointestinal contributions to common psychiatric conditions with a special emphasis on systemic and neuroinflammation
  • Detailed recommendations for assessing intestinal permeability and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), as an integral component in the evaluation of psychiatric complaints
  • Review of approaches for creating individualized treatment plans that incorporate diet, lifestyle, medications, targeted probiotics, and specialized nutrients    

This webinar is sponsored by Omni-Biotic

David Scheiderer MD, MBA, DFAPA specializes in Psycho-Neuro-Immunology (PNI), the primary theory of which is that life and its attendant stressors, combined with unique genetic endowments and early life experiences, cause progressive imbalances among neurotransmitters, hormones, growth factors, metabolic parameters, and immunity. Dr. Scheiderer attended medical school at Ohio State University, completed his Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry residency at University of Virginia, and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He presently serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Director of Education at Integrative Psychiatry, a psychiatric and functional medicine practice in Sarasota, FL, and is also the President of Tiberius Enterprises, Inc. in Roanoke, VA.

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