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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.
Study offers new clues to autism's underlying biology

Study offers new clues to autism's underlying biology

Scientists identify early signs of Parkinson’s disease years before symptoms develop

Scientists identify early signs of Parkinson’s disease years before symptoms develop

New biological mechanism may explain heightened somatic awareness

New biological mechanism may explain heightened somatic awareness

Suppressing amygdala molecule enables faster recovery from PTSD symptoms

Suppressing amygdala molecule enables faster recovery from PTSD symptoms

Antidepressant treatment leads to impaired empathy regarding perception of pain

Antidepressant treatment leads to impaired empathy regarding perception of pain

Ultra-Small Microelectrode Biosensors for Brain Injury Analysis

Ultra-Small Microelectrode Biosensors for Brain Injury Analysis

Weighing risks and benefits of antidepressant medication for older adults

Weighing risks and benefits of antidepressant medication for older adults

Diabetes drug reduces anxiety-like behaviors in mice

Diabetes drug reduces anxiety-like behaviors in mice

Study searches for the origins of depressive symptoms in Huntington's disease

Study searches for the origins of depressive symptoms in Huntington's disease

Study sheds light on design of pharmacological strategies to treat depression in Huntington's disease

Study sheds light on design of pharmacological strategies to treat depression in Huntington's disease

Scientists identify new therapeutic target for depression

Scientists identify new therapeutic target for depression

Whole grain cereals can provide health benefits by altering intestinal serotonin production

Whole grain cereals can provide health benefits by altering intestinal serotonin production

Hormonal plants? Uncovering the melatonin biosynthesis pathway using a novel LC-MS technique

Hormonal plants? Uncovering the melatonin biosynthesis pathway using a novel LC-MS technique

Protein supplements containing BCAA may have ‘detrimental effects’ on health and lifespan

Protein supplements containing BCAA may have ‘detrimental effects’ on health and lifespan

Researchers find potential link between autism and antidepressant use during pregnancy

Researchers find potential link between autism and antidepressant use during pregnancy

Scientists develop maps of two melatonin receptors vital for sleep, other biological processes

Scientists develop maps of two melatonin receptors vital for sleep, other biological processes

Circadian rhythm plays a part in weight loss

Circadian rhythm plays a part in weight loss

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