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> This is just pathetic. Those studies are trying to imply that suppression of microliga activity can "improve" depression. They would totally view forcing in unneccessary emotional chemicals to make someone happier as "cUrInG dEpReSsIoN."
> I do not want to imagine an immunocompromised person taking these drugs...