Serotonin

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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Depression treatment using AI, brain scans

Depression treatment using AI, brain scans

Study sheds new light on genetic relationship between three mood disorders

Study sheds new light on genetic relationship between three mood disorders

Shift workers at increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome

Shift workers at increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome

Non-hormonal options are effective in treating menopause symptoms

Non-hormonal options are effective in treating menopause symptoms

Gut microbiome linked to behavioral problems in children

Gut microbiome linked to behavioral problems in children

New analysis method shows how the brain regulates its signals using glutamate

New analysis method shows how the brain regulates its signals using glutamate

Burnout linked to higher risk for abnormal heart rhythm

Burnout linked to higher risk for abnormal heart rhythm

Researchers study the effects of antidepressants to identify the least harmful drugs

Researchers study the effects of antidepressants to identify the least harmful drugs

VA researchers find new evidence on the underlying biological causes of anxiety

VA researchers find new evidence on the underlying biological causes of anxiety

No clear evidence to determine if psychotherapy or medications are more effective for treating PTSD

No clear evidence to determine if psychotherapy or medications are more effective for treating PTSD

Scientists evaluate mouse models used for developing new treatments for Huntington's disease

Scientists evaluate mouse models used for developing new treatments for Huntington's disease

Blood pressure drug could be beneficial in treating alcohol use disorders

Blood pressure drug could be beneficial in treating alcohol use disorders

Mice study shows the impact of taking antidepressants during pregnancy

Mice study shows the impact of taking antidepressants during pregnancy

UC study explores side effects in pediatric patients treated with antidepressants

UC study explores side effects in pediatric patients treated with antidepressants

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