Neuroscience

Brain signature of depressed mood unveiled in new study

Most of us have had moments when we're feeling down—maybe we can't stop thinking about our worst mistakes, or our most embarrassing memories—but for some, these poor mood states can be relentless and even debilitating. ...

Genetics

Psychiatric disorders share an underlying genetic basis

Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder often run in families. In a new international collaboration, researchers explored the genetic connections between these and other disorders of the brain at ...

Neuroscience

Psychedelic drugs promote neural plasticity in rats and flies

Psychedelic drugs may have mind-altering powers in the physical sense, too. A new study, published June 12 in the journal Cell Reports, found psychedelics, specifically DOI, DMT, and LSD, can change brain cells in rats and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A new molecular target identified in depression

The discovery of a new mechanism involved in depression - and a way to target it with a drug as effective as classical antidepressants—provides new understanding of this illness and could pave the way for treatments with ...

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