Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 7

Microorganisms Emerging as Alternative of Prozac

Shama A Baig*

HOD Microbiology, Swami Shri Swaroopanand Saraswati Mahavidyalaya, Hemchand Yadav University, India

*Corresponding Author: Shama A Baig, HOD Microbiology, Swami Shri Swaroopanand Saraswati Mahavidyalaya, Hemchand Yadav University, India.

Received: May 02, 2023; Published: June 07, 2023


Prozac is an antidepressant, used to treat major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OSD), and panic disorder. It is also known as fluoxetine, (generic name). Prozac is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), adverse effects include an increased risk of suicidal thoughts in some younger people. Other adverse effects are sexual dysfunction, anxiety, nervousness, abnormal dreams, insomnia, dyspepsia, dry mouth, nausea and vasodilatation. To overcome these side effects microorganisms play an important role. Soil microorganisms have same effects as Prozac but have no side effect and potential for chemical dependency. Mycobacterium vaccae- effects on neurons in brain and cause cytokine level to rise which leads to the production of serotonin – happy hormone. Many natural, herbal remedies are present for the treatment of depression. In the same queue we can use soil microbes and make ourselves happy and healthier. In this context I have surveyed 25 local gardens for the biodiversity of soil microbes, collected soil samples from 0-15 cm depth and different bacterial and fungal colonies were isolated by serial dilution method. The population of microbes were estimated by plate count method and the diversity of bacterial as well as fungal isolates were recorded. The results of isolation, identification and population of soil microbes from 25 gardens of Bhilai showed around 12 isolates of bacteria and fungi were common in every garden from a total of 37 different colonies were isolated and the final results will be discussed.

Keywords: Prozac; Depression; Brain; Microbes


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Citation: Shama A Baig. “Microorganisms Emerging as Alternative of Prozac". Acta Scientific Microbiology 6.7 (2023): 03-05.


Copyright: © 2023 Shama A Baig. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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