Research examines the myths and science behind how the amino acid tryptophan, associated with turkey, affects mood.
Differences in serotonergic neuron morphology, along with altered gene expression have been identified in patients with MDD. The findings shed light on why some patients do not respond to SSRI antidepressants.
Researchers analyse the role serotonin plays in reward and learning.
A new study reveals the molecular and cellular mechanisms behind why some people find it harder to stop using antidepressants than others with depression.
Scientists have laid bare a novel molecular mechanism responsible for the major depression symptom, anhedonia, the loss of the ability to experience pleasure. The brain circuit involved in this newly elucidated pathway is largely identical between rodents and humans, upping the odds that the findings point toward new therapies for depression and other disorders. Additionally, opinion leaders hailed the study’s inventive methodology, saying it may offer a much sounder approach to testing new antidepressants.