Scientists Discover ‘Dimmer Switch’ For Mood Disorders
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Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a control mechanism for an area of the brain that processes sensory and emotive information that humans experience as “disappointment.”
The research is in Science. (full access paywall)
Research: “GABA/glutamate co-release controls habenula output and is modified by antidepressant treatment” by Steven J. Shabel, Christophe D. Proulx, Joaquin Piriz, and Roberto Malinow in Science. doi:10.1126/science.1250469
Image: Basal ganglia neurons (green) feed into the brain and release glutamate (red) and GABA (blue) and sometimes a mix of both neurotransmitters (white). Credit UCSD.