Activating Specific Serotonin Neurons Reduced Anxiety and Promoted Sleep in Mice
Neurons that are activated by the chemical messenger serotonin have a complex relationship to sleep-wake behaviors. That much is clear from past research, although the way the abundant… Read More
Fatty Acid Levels in the Brain Are Found to Correlate With Serotonin Transport and Depression Severity
Researchers report they have used PET brain imaging (positron emission tomography) to learn more about the relationship between two commonplace factors in the human brain that may have a role in… Read More
New Class of Drugs Shows Promise for the Treatment of Schizophrenia
By inhibiting a previously untargeted nerve-cell receptor in the brain, researchers have discovered a new class of compounds that may be useful in the treatment of schizophrenia. In animal models of… Read More
Abstract shape of bone structure
One of the side effects of using antidepressant medications of the SSRI class (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) may be an increased risk of bone loss and fractures. A study published… Read More
Reliably Predicting Who is at Risk of Suicide
A Career Devoted to Identifying the Brain Biology Associated with Suicide From The Quarterly, Fall 2014 Read More