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Serotonin is one of several chemical messengers in the brain, or neurotransmitters, which help brain cells communicate with one another. Among many other functions, serotonin is involved in regulating mood. Problems with making or using the right amount of serotonin have been linked to many mental disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, autism, and schizophrenia.
Melatonin may not help prevent delirium following major cardiac surgery

Melatonin may not help prevent delirium following major cardiac surgery

UTHealth: Psychedelic drug being studied to relieve treatment-resistant depression

UTHealth: Psychedelic drug being studied to relieve treatment-resistant depression

New study shows link between antidepressant use and gestational diabetes mellitus

New study shows link between antidepressant use and gestational diabetes mellitus

Researchers use AI to predict depression outcomes

Researchers use AI to predict depression outcomes

Unexpected mechanism of action found with sertraline

Unexpected mechanism of action found with sertraline

Identification and management of depression in people with epilepsy to save lives

Identification and management of depression in people with epilepsy to save lives

Deep brain magnetic stimulation can improve symptoms of OCD

Deep brain magnetic stimulation can improve symptoms of OCD

Serotonin and anti-depressants can have a major effect on the gut's microbiota

Serotonin and anti-depressants can have a major effect on the gut's microbiota

Higher levels of serotonin after a seizure linked to lower incidence of breathing problems

Higher levels of serotonin after a seizure linked to lower incidence of breathing problems

Study reveals link between popular pain medication and greater risk of hypoglycemia

Study reveals link between popular pain medication and greater risk of hypoglycemia

Unraveling the secret itch pathway

Unraveling the secret itch pathway

Research explains why many psychiatric drugs that work in the lab don’t work in people

Research explains why many psychiatric drugs that work in the lab don’t work in people

MDMA, or ecstasy, shows promise as a PTSD treatment

MDMA, or ecstasy, shows promise as a PTSD treatment

Resveratrol shows promise for anxiety and depression

Resveratrol shows promise for anxiety and depression

Plant compound found in red wine displays anti-stress effects

Plant compound found in red wine displays anti-stress effects

High-resolution images offer clues to improve design of anti-nausea drugs

High-resolution images offer clues to improve design of anti-nausea drugs

New drug for acute migraine shows promising results in a large-scale trial

New drug for acute migraine shows promising results in a large-scale trial

Researchers report how a popular antidepressant drug could rewire the brain

Researchers report how a popular antidepressant drug could rewire the brain

Drinking Matcha tea may reduce anxious behavior, research shows

Drinking Matcha tea may reduce anxious behavior, research shows

Harnessing target of the brain chemical serotonin to combat obesity

Harnessing target of the brain chemical serotonin to combat obesity