Gut-Brain Axis Response to Inflammation May Underlie Inflammatory Bowel Disease-Related Mental Symptoms

This shows a man clutching his bellyThe vascular barrier in the choroid plexus locks down access to the brain in response to gut inflammation that causes IBD. The dysregulated activity of the gut-brain vascular axis appears to protect the brain from inflammation. However, the mechanism may increase the risk of both cognitive and mental health problems associated with IBD.