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Depression is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. It's more than just a feeling of being "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 20 million people in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life.
Retinoic acid induces synaptic plasticity in the human brain

Retinoic acid induces synaptic plasticity in the human brain

Study reveals how lipids and water molecules control 5-hydroxytryptamine receptors

Study reveals how lipids and water molecules control 5-hydroxytryptamine receptors

Gender difference accounts for major psychiatric disorders

Gender difference accounts for major psychiatric disorders

Sufficient rest during holidays restores functions associated with DNA regulation

Sufficient rest during holidays restores functions associated with DNA regulation

Tiny population of neurons may play a significant role in depression

Tiny population of neurons may play a significant role in depression

Metabolites may be predictive indicators for recurrent major depressive disorder

Metabolites may be predictive indicators for recurrent major depressive disorder

Abnormalities in cholesterol transport protein associated with schizophrenia

Abnormalities in cholesterol transport protein associated with schizophrenia

Scientists aim to treat and prevent disease by understanding exercise benefits

Scientists aim to treat and prevent disease by understanding exercise benefits

Novel model reveals how bacteria behave in multiple scenarios with usual spatial patterns

Novel model reveals how bacteria behave in multiple scenarios with usual spatial patterns

Researcher develops procedures for defining preclinical stages of Alzheimer's disease

Researcher develops procedures for defining preclinical stages of Alzheimer's disease

Study suggests that melatonin may be a viable treatment option for COVID-19

Study suggests that melatonin may be a viable treatment option for COVID-19

Experts use super-resolution microscopy to observe individual synapse proteins

Experts use super-resolution microscopy to observe individual synapse proteins

Researchers show how AI may help in improving pregnant women's health

Researchers show how AI may help in improving pregnant women's health

BMA: Most hospital trusts do not have a policy to reduce consumption of single-use plastics

BMA: Most hospital trusts do not have a policy to reduce consumption of single-use plastics

Researchers find genetic correlations between inflammatory bowel disease and stress, depression

Researchers find genetic correlations between inflammatory bowel disease and stress, depression

Climate change-driven wildfires cause devastating health impacts

Climate change-driven wildfires cause devastating health impacts

Dopamine and serotonin found to be involved in perception, cognitive capacities

Dopamine and serotonin found to be involved in perception, cognitive capacities

Pesco-Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk for Heart Disease

Pesco-Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk for Heart Disease

How do hallucinogenic drugs exert their actions on the brain?

How do hallucinogenic drugs exert their actions on the brain?

New research helps illuminate a surprising mind-body connection

New research helps illuminate a surprising mind-body connection