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In a preliminary experiment, 5- to 6-week-old birds that hatched from eggs injected with serotonin were much less aggressive and had a gentle behavior.
The most prescribed class of antidepressant medication in primary care are the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs (Cipriani et al.
Serotonin affects a widerange of cognitive functions and behaviors including mood, decisionmaking, social behavior, impulsive behavior, and even plays a role in social decisionmaking by keeping in check aggressive social responses or impulsive behavior, Medical Xpress reported.
A key finding of the study is the trauma-related paradoxical -- and opposite -- effect of serotonin in infancy and adulthood.
As part of the study, the researchers bred a strain of mice that lacked the genes to make serotonin.
Researchers led by Shi-Qing Cai of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai noticed that in the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, old age came with diminished levels of serotonin and dopamine.
The "serotonin anomaly": low levels of serotonin in the brain and high levels in the blood of autistic children;
When mice were treated with drugs that either induced preterm birth or decreased serotonin signaling, neural circuits in the barrel cortex as well as in the LGN formed more quickly.
The researchers believe the increase in receptor numbers is the brain's attempt to compensate for a loss of serotonin caused by ecstasy.
In an attempt to determine the best estimate of true PPP serotonin concentrations in humans, we have carried out a systematic literature search of previous reports of PPP serotonin to characterize the available data.
The efficacy of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in the treatment of OCD has lead to the hypothesis of a serotonergic dysfunction in this disorder (5).
The finding suggests that serotonin has an active role in the progression of heart failure, researchers led by Dr.