Social phobia result of serotonin surplus

The researchers have found that individuals with social phobia make too much serotonin, not too little as earlier believed.

How brain decides diet's impact on ageing

 How does our brain interpret food signals -- a process that influences the impact of diet on health and ageing? Scientists have now deciphered the neural code involved.

'Brain chemical not behind depression'

The widely held belief that depression is due to low levels of the chemical serotonin in the brain -- and that effective treatment raises these levels - is a myth, says a leading British psychiatrist.

Microbes help produce serotonin in gut

A group of approximately 20 species of bacteria is important for the production of serotonin in the gut, according to a new study.

How gut bacteria produce key brain chemical

Production of a key chemical, deficiency of which is linked to various diseases and disorders such as depression and anxiety, depends largely on a group of approximately 20 bacteria in the gut, says a new study.

Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D may control brain serotonin

Eating fish and soaking up some sun may protect brain health, a new study suggests.

Have fish, soak up some sun for healthy brain

Eating enough sea fish and outdoor activities affect the levels of brain chemical serotonin that plays a role in ameliorating the symptoms associated with a broad array of brain disorders, new research has found.

Genes behind back pain and depression link: Study

The commonly found association between low back pain and depression is actually due to certain genetic factors, suggests a large study of twins.

Why stress makes some people more vulnerable to depression

One reason why social stress makes some people more vulnerable to depression than others could be due to deficiency of serotonin, a crucial brain chemical linked to the feeling of well-being and happiness, a study suggests.

Genes may make you prone to antisocial behavior

A new study has revealed that both positive and negative experiences influence how genetic variants affect the brain and thereby behavior.

Designer drug jab set to make paralysis history

 Scientists have revealed that they have developed a new drug that may partially relieve paralyzing spinal cord injuries, based on indications from a study in rats.

Lack of Vitamin D can lead to depression

 A new study has found that lack of Vitamin D is not only harmful for physical health, but it may also impact mental health, leading to depression.

It's official: Scratching does increase itchiness

A new research has cracked the answers to as why scratching makes one itch more and has observed that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation.

Why some of us suffer from 'winter blues' revealed

A new study has shed light on why some people suffer from the winter blues while others get through the winter without any problems.

Birth season affects your mood in later life

People born in spring and summer may be great optimists and those born in autumn are less likely to be depressed than winter-borns, a new study suggests.

Serotonin can reduce sensitivity to pain

Researchers at Portugal`s Champalimaud Foundation said Friday that the molecule of serotonin in the organism can diminish sensitivity to pain.

Weight-loss tamarind and anti-depressants a deadly mix

Are you taking weight-loss supplements while on anti-depressants? Take caution!

Lights to switch off anxiety and depression?

Offering new insights into how depression and anxiety originate, scientists have now discovered a model to control serotonin signalling pathways either with blue or red light.

How brain perpetuates chronic pain revealed

Researchers have pinpointed two molecules involved in perpetuating chronic pain in mice.

Worm study could pave way for better fat-loss therapies for humans

A research led by an Indian origin scientist has revealed that two important neurotransmitters, serotonin and adrenaline, might help develop pharmacological solutions for people who want to burn fat faster.