New Serotonin Study Suggests Psychedelics May Effectively Treat Mental Illness
A lot of us associate the word serotonin—a neurotransmitter that allows brain cells to communicate back and forth—with sleep and with stress. And while it is partly responsible for how much sleep we got last night and how stressed we are at work today, there’s still much to learn about the chemical nerve. Researchers from Imperial College London think they’re onto something as they argue that a two-pronged model of how serotonin acts be incorporated into its present understanding. They believe that this updated model will transform the way we treat mental illnesses, such as depression, addiction, and anxiety.