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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.
FDA issues safety labeling changes for female sexual dysfunction treatment

FDA issues safety labeling changes for female sexual dysfunction treatment

Alcohol, Cannabis and Other Drugs: A Pharmacological Evaluation

Alcohol, Cannabis and Other Drugs: A Pharmacological Evaluation

New study could help optimize SSRI dosing and minimize adverse effects in teens

New study could help optimize SSRI dosing and minimize adverse effects in teens

Study uncovers genetic causes of poor sleep

Study uncovers genetic causes of poor sleep

New study debunks link between depression risk and 18 genes

New study debunks link between depression risk and 18 genes

Study explores how a hallucinogenic drug impacts the brains of mice

Study explores how a hallucinogenic drug impacts the brains of mice

Antidepressant drugs may not work when neurons are out of shape

Antidepressant drugs may not work when neurons are out of shape

Study provides new understanding of how the brain recovers from damage caused by stroke

Study provides new understanding of how the brain recovers from damage caused by stroke

Roundworm study suggests alternatives for treatment of schizophrenia

Roundworm study suggests alternatives for treatment of schizophrenia

Researchers measure brain metabolite levels in people with mild memory problems

Researchers measure brain metabolite levels in people with mild memory problems

Columbia researchers explore molecular mechanisms of treatment-resistant depression

Columbia researchers explore molecular mechanisms of treatment-resistant depression

Review of research evidence suggests increased suicide rates in high-altitude areas

Review of research evidence suggests increased suicide rates in high-altitude areas

Mother's treatment for infection during pregnancy increases child's risk for autism and depression

Mother's treatment for infection during pregnancy increases child's risk for autism and depression

Esketamine nasal spray approved for management of treatment-resistant depression

Esketamine nasal spray approved for management of treatment-resistant depression

Researchers discover facile method for introduction of fluorine atoms into organic molecules

Researchers discover facile method for introduction of fluorine atoms into organic molecules

Research finds steep rise in self-poisonings among young people

Research finds steep rise in self-poisonings among young people

Brain imaging indicates potential success of drug therapy in depressive patients

Brain imaging indicates potential success of drug therapy in depressive patients

Activating gene that helps excite neurons reverses depression in male mice

Activating gene that helps excite neurons reverses depression in male mice

Researchers use optogenetic tool to control, visualize receptor signals in neural cells

Researchers use optogenetic tool to control, visualize receptor signals in neural cells

Researchers identify brain pathways of aversion

Researchers identify brain pathways of aversion