neurotransmitter systems

New brain research could lead to schizophrenia treatment

October 1st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): New research has revealed that two neurotransmitters-dopamine and glutamate-are abnormal in people with psychotic illness, including schizophrenia.Among many other things, these chemicals play a role in cognitive functions, ... Read more...

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Exercise can ease depression, anxiety

April 6th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Exercise is a magic drug for those with depression and anxiety disorders, and should be more widely prescribed by mental health care providers, says new research. "Individuals who ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation succeeds in treating severe depression

January 9th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): Experts have been successfully able to treat a patient suffering from severe depression by stimulating the habenula, a tiny nerve structure in the brain.A team of neurosurgeons at ... Read more...

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Popular antidepressant ‘increases suicidal thoughts amongst men’

October 15th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Nortriptyline, a popular antidepressant, causes a ten-fold increase in suicidal thoughts in men when compared to its competitor escitalopram, a new study has found.Published in the open access ... Read more...

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Teen smoking leads to depression in adult life

January 30th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Teenagers who smoke face a greater risk of developing depression in later life, according to a new study.In the study conducted using mouse model, the researchers found ... Read more...

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Smokers with ADHD at higher risk of serious nicotine addiction

October 22nd, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Young smokers with attention deficient hypersensitivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of becoming seriously addicted to nicotine, according to a new study.Massachusetts General Hospital researchers ... Read more...

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Study links altered dopamine activity to social phobia

May 13th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Scientists in The Netherlands have unearthed evidence that altered dopamine activity in the brain may give rise to social phobia.The finding reported by researchers at the ... Read more...

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23 genes is what makes a person a champion

December 21st, 2007 - 2:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Ever wondered what makes a person so different from rest of the world, that he is called a champion? Well, the reason for it lies in his 23 ... Read more...

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