Saturday, March 24, 2012

Clinic Notes: More Evidence for Faulty Serotonin Genes

Another recent study in a mouse model finds that the level of the neural transmitter serotonin in the brain, which is under genetic control, reduces the serotonin levels at the synapse and may be responsible for Autism. This make since because medication which raise serotonin levels, the selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) are helpful in children with autism.

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