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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.
Caffeine plus another compound in coffee may fight Parkinson’s disease

Caffeine plus another compound in coffee may fight Parkinson’s disease

Antibodies: A Stable and Specific way to Target Cells in the Nervous System

Antibodies: A Stable and Specific way to Target Cells in the Nervous System

Discovery would help specify role of genetics in the development of neuropsychiatric disorders

Discovery would help specify role of genetics in the development of neuropsychiatric disorders

Human drugs alter cricket personality

Human drugs alter cricket personality

Researchers for first time view serotonin activating its receptor using high-powered microscopes

Researchers for first time view serotonin activating its receptor using high-powered microscopes

Drug combination not more effective in improving depression than single antidepressant

Drug combination not more effective in improving depression than single antidepressant

Researchers develop new strategy in the search for psychoactive drugs

Researchers develop new strategy in the search for psychoactive drugs

LSD changes the communication patterns between the brain regions, shows study

LSD changes the communication patterns between the brain regions, shows study

Study reveals safety, efficacy of brexpiprazole for schizophrenia patients with severe psychotic symptoms

Study reveals safety, efficacy of brexpiprazole for schizophrenia patients with severe psychotic symptoms

Loss of serotonin neuron activity blunts the body’s ability to recover from interrupted breathing

Loss of serotonin neuron activity blunts the body’s ability to recover from interrupted breathing

Effective dose of cannabidiol for safe pain relief without the typical 'high'

Effective dose of cannabidiol for safe pain relief without the typical 'high'

A new approach identified to control Zika virus, dengue fever

A new approach identified to control Zika virus, dengue fever

Antidepressant treatment may lead to improvements in sleep quality of patients with depression

Antidepressant treatment may lead to improvements in sleep quality of patients with depression

Eisai enters into agreement with Eurofarma for development and sales of lorcaserin in 17 countries

Eisai enters into agreement with Eurofarma for development and sales of lorcaserin in 17 countries

Researchers examine SSRI use during pregnancy and major gestational malformations

Researchers examine SSRI use during pregnancy and major gestational malformations

Study: Alterations in genes encoding proteins contribute to ADHD development

Study: Alterations in genes encoding proteins contribute to ADHD development

Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Study suggests novel approach to treating adults with autism spectrum disorder

Study suggests novel approach to treating adults with autism spectrum disorder

Study highlights opposite effects of gene following different types of environmental events

Study highlights opposite effects of gene following different types of environmental events

Appetite-suppressant drug reduces diabetes risk and increases remission rates of blood sugar

Appetite-suppressant drug reduces diabetes risk and increases remission rates of blood sugar