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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.
Drug used to treat Parkinson’s shows potential as a dementia treatment

Drug used to treat Parkinson’s shows potential as a dementia treatment

New computational method can help predict and design allosteric functions in proteins

New computational method can help predict and design allosteric functions in proteins

New findings could help clinicians to improve care for pregnant women and new mums with depression

New findings could help clinicians to improve care for pregnant women and new mums with depression

New technique enables the study of transporter proteins at a single-molecule level

New technique enables the study of transporter proteins at a single-molecule level

Depression in middle and older adulthood associated with nutrition

Depression in middle and older adulthood associated with nutrition

Study supports physical activity as a preventive measure for depression

Study supports physical activity as a preventive measure for depression

Brain function changes could help diagnose and manage depression

Brain function changes could help diagnose and manage depression

Study shows significant decrease in use of antidepressants by pregnant women

Study shows significant decrease in use of antidepressants by pregnant women

Discovery of causal link between hydrogen sulfide and schizophrenia

Discovery of causal link between hydrogen sulfide and schizophrenia

MPST enzyme levels in hair could be a good biomarker for schizophrenia

MPST enzyme levels in hair could be a good biomarker for schizophrenia

Detecting neurotransmitters at the lowest concentrations

Detecting neurotransmitters at the lowest concentrations

Half the drugs in use damage gut bacteria, says new study

Half the drugs in use damage gut bacteria, says new study

Research could lead to new ways to fight against schistosomiasis

Research could lead to new ways to fight against schistosomiasis

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