Serotonin may affect our sense of fairness

June 6, 2008  
Filed under Depression, mental health

UCLA release – The neurotransmitter serotonin, which acts as a chemical messenger between nerve cells, plays a critical role in regulating emotions such as aggression during social decision-making, new research by scientists at England’s University of Cambridge and UCLA suggests. Their findings appear June 6 in the peer-reviewed journal Science. Read more

Chinese medicine herb extract keeps anxiety under control

April 25, 2007  
Filed under Depression, mental health

gou teng, uncaria rhynchophylla, chinese medicine, anxiety, depressionCM NEWS – A study on rats shows that the extract of a plant commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine is an effective anti-anxiety agent.

Gou teng, ??, or Uncaria rhynchophylla, has been used to treat infantile convulsions, headaches, dizziness, hypertension and apoplexy. It has also been shown to be effective in lowering the excitement of the central nervous system. Read more