The neurotransmitter serotonin has an essential role in behavior and cognition. It has been seen as having a big part of common neuropsychiatric diseases such as major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders. This study added to the increasing evidence for a direct interaction between serotonin and brain-derived neurotrophic factor. There continues to be insufficient data for the interaction of serotonin and BDNF.
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Through examining brain tissue, researchers said that they found similarities between certain mental illnesses, including autism and schizophrenia, and similar patterns of gene expression were found in people with autism, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.
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