Excess fat from a mother's high-fat diet triggers immune cells to over-consume serotonin in the brains of developing males, leading to depression-like behaviors in the offspring.
Study identifies potential new drugs that can help treat depression and anxiety disorders without many of the adverse effects of other medications currently under evaluation.
Researchers shed light on how different SSRI antidepressants may work to help fight symptoms of depression in the brain.
Investigating how psychedelics such as psilocybin act on serotonin receptors, researchers shed new light on how the drugs affect consciousness and assist in treating a range of mental health disorders.
Exercise can help improve mood and overall symptoms of those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Opioid withdrawal cuts off the supply of serotonin to the nucleus accumbens, dramatically reducing sociability in mice and increasing social aversion.
After eating contaminated food, toxins activate the release of serotonin by the enterochromaffin cells on the lining of the intestinal lumen. The serotonin binds to receptors on vagal sensory neurons in the gut, transmitting signals along the vagus nerve to neurons in the dorsal vagal complex, inducing retching behaviors.
Researchers identified a novel mechanism by which animals create and destroy serotonin. The findings could lead to new treatments for a range of mental health and eating disorders associated with serotonin.
Inserting a microelectrode deep into the brain to measure serotonin and dopamine levels of patients scheduled to receive deep brain stimulation is safe and effective.
Researchers discuss how psychedelics can affect the brain and provide therapeutic benefits for those suffering from a range of psychiatric disorders.