Tag: neuropsychopharmacology

4 GABA Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

4 GABA Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the brain’s most abundant inhibitory, or “calming,” neurotransmitter. While GABA is known primarily for its ability to put you in a relaxed state, it actually plays a crucial role in regulating many aspects of mood, attention, cognition, and sleep. GABA deficiency symptoms may involve any of these

Depression Research Leads to Promising Discoveries

Researchers at MGH and elsewhere are hard at work looking for ways to ease the distress experienced by people with major depressive disorder (MDD), and some are reporting impressive preliminary results. Among their achievements, scientists have created the first blood test that can quickly and accurately diagnose MDD, and discovered

Seasonal Depression: Shedding Light on SAD

Seasonal Depression: Shedding Light on SAD

Seasonal depression usually begins as soon as the weather cools and the days shorten, around September or October, and lasts until it warms up again, often in April. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is most often seen in women, although men also battle it. It has no age limits. Many of

Memory Maximizers: Brain-Enhancing Drugs; Controlling Pain

BRAIN-ENHANCING DRUGS: DO THEY WORK?

Although there continues to be a high level of interest in drugs that enhance cognition, much of the research done on brain-enhancing drugs has been inconclusive, conflicting, or confusing. Now a new study has linked several cognitive-enhancing drugs with significant positive effects on the way the

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