New model for probing antidepressant actions

The most widely prescribed antidepressants — medicines such as Prozac, Lexapro and Paxil — work by blocking the serotonin transporter, a brain protein that normally clears away the mood-regulating chemical serotonin. Or so the current thinking g…

Link between depression and inflammatory response found in mice

Vanderbilt University researchers may have found a clue to the blues that can come with the flu — depression may be triggered by the same mechanisms that enable the immune system to respond to infection.
In a study in the December issue of Neurop…

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