Depression and Probiotic Research

Header image that says Bastyr University Research Conversation Depression and Probiotic Use

Can taking probiotics affect one’s mental well-being? 

Rates of depression and anxiety have skyrocketed and mental health is more important than ever. It is imperative that we actively explore the role of non-pharmacological interventions. This will be the first clinical research project to be undertaken at our California campus. This project is actionable, meaningful, and creates a positive ripple effect for continued research in integrative medicine. 
Learn more about this important research and connect with others who enjoy discussing natural medicine and science. View the presentation below and support Bastyr's research efforts!

Presentation by:

Headshot of Baljit KhambaBaljit Khamba, ND MPH

Baljit has avidly spent the past 10 years focusing her clinical practice and research on naturopathic approaches to mental wellness. In addition, Dr. Khamba is an Assistant Professor at Bastyr University, where she has supervised clinical students at the San Diego campus, and taught within different programs, such as Naturopathic Medicine, DAOM, and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. As a recent triple negative breast cancer thriver, Dr. Khamba has created avenues to empower others in surviving and thriving from breast cancer.

Headshot of Silvie ShuttleworthSylvie Shuttleworth, PhD

Sylvie is a professor, as well as Chair for the Counseling and Heath Psychology Department at Bastyr University. Dr. Shuttleworth has been working clinically since 1998 and has served as a university psychologist, school counselor, inpatient clinician, and residential therapist, as well as in private practice providing consultation and assessments. Her research and published articles are in the areas of attachment style, coping strategies, healthy relationships, ethical and legal issues, motivational interviewing and the supervisory experience. Dr. Shuttleworth received her BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology at California School of Professional Psychology.

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