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MRI data suggest prenatal exposure to the medication increases the volume of brain regions vital to processing emotions.

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Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices

By Katarina Zimmer | March 1, 2018

Chronic stress tweaks a circuit in the brain that influences how lab rodents make tough decisions. 

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Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders

By Ashley P. Taylor | February 8, 2018

Transcriptional profiling of post-mortem human brains reveals commonalities in the genes over- and under-expressed in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and major depression. 

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How Microbes May Influence Our Behavior

By Amy Lewis | September 1, 2017

Researchers are piecing together the links between the gut microbiome and mental health.

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Decoding the Tripping Brain

By Diana Kwon | September 1, 2017

Scientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.

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Deep Brain Stimulation Without Surgery

By Aggie Mika | June 1, 2017

Using interfering high-frequency currents applied to the surface of the mouse skull, scientists can noninvasively target brain regions buried below the cortical surface. 

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The Stanford University psychiatrist and neuroscientist known for his contributions to optogenetics and tissue clearing is awarded €4 million by the Fresenius Research Prize.

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In a pair of clinical studies of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, participants reported positive changes to their moods and outlooks.

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Neurometabolic Disorders Could Contribute to Depression

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 1, 2016

Impairments in the production of neurotransmitters may lead to depression in some patients, preliminary results show, opening new avenues for research.

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Access to data from thousands of genotyping customers helped scientists detect novel associations with the disorder across the genome.

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