Serotonin

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.
What is Serotonin?

Serotonin is an example of a neurotransmitter, a chemical messenger that is passed between nerve cells. When a nerve impulse reaches the axon at the end of a nerve, neurotransmitters are released which cross an area called the synapse to be received by a specific receptor on the end of a target nerve. Once received by the target nerve, the neurotransmitter may either excite that nerve to fire its own signal or prevent it from firing the signal.

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Brain imaging may predict treatment outcomes for adolescents with anxiety disorders

Brain imaging may predict treatment outcomes for adolescents with anxiety disorders

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Obesity and ethnicity identified as key risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 exposure in UK

Study reveals a novel mechanism of circulatory response to stressful events

Study reveals a novel mechanism of circulatory response to stressful events

Scientists seek Covid treatment answers in cheap, older drugs

Scientists seek Covid treatment answers in cheap, older drugs

Researchers discover new mechanism that contributes to airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma

Researchers discover new mechanism that contributes to airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma

Antidepressants provide no important benefits for managing low back pain

Antidepressants provide no important benefits for managing low back pain

Structural insights into glycine transporter open new avenues to find effective psychiatric drugs

Structural insights into glycine transporter open new avenues to find effective psychiatric drugs

In Vivo Probes for Detecting Inflammation Markers in Humans and Animals

In Vivo Probes for Detecting Inflammation Markers in Humans and Animals

Molecular modeling helps identify the binding site of antidepressantss

Molecular modeling helps identify the binding site of antidepressantss

Study provides new insight into the effects of antidepressant drugs

Study provides new insight into the effects of antidepressant drugs

Researchers detect signs of depression in Spanish tweets

Researchers detect signs of depression in Spanish tweets

Modified lipids target the body’s endocannabinoid system to regulate pain and inflammation

Modified lipids target the body’s endocannabinoid system to regulate pain and inflammation

New study to evaluate the effectiveness of drugs on preventing COVID-19 progression

New study to evaluate the effectiveness of drugs on preventing COVID-19 progression

Enriched diet and companionship can reduce pain in mice with sickle cell disease

Enriched diet and companionship can reduce pain in mice with sickle cell disease

New study shows link between intestinal microbiota and maternal behavior

New study shows link between intestinal microbiota and maternal behavior

LSD could be a viable and safe therapeutic option for certain psychiatric diseases

LSD could be a viable and safe therapeutic option for certain psychiatric diseases

Study shows antidepressant drugs are largely ineffective for back and osteoarthritis pain

Study shows antidepressant drugs are largely ineffective for back and osteoarthritis pain

Antidepressants are not effective for treating back pain, osteoarthritis, shows study

Antidepressants are not effective for treating back pain, osteoarthritis, shows study

Simple vision tests can predict Parkinson's dementia before it begins

Simple vision tests can predict Parkinson's dementia before it begins

Study explores how choice of foods influences aging and lifespan in fruit flies

Study explores how choice of foods influences aging and lifespan in fruit flies