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Circuit Tweak Boosts Social Memory in Mice

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Researchers have boosted the staying power of a social memory at least 80-fold by stimulating a circuit they discovered in mouse brain.

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NIMH Twitter Chat on Clinical Research Participation

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NIMH Twitter Chat on Men and Depression

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Rapid Agent Restores Pleasure-seeking Ahead of Other Antidepressant Action

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A drug being studied as a fast-acting mood-lifter restored pleasure-seeking behavior independent of – and ahead of – its other antidepressant effects.

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NIMH Twitter Chat on Depression and the Development of Novel Medications

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NIMH Twitter Chat on Depression and the Development of Novel Medications

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Unearthing Secrets of New Neurons

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Unearthing Secrets of New Neurons

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NIMH Twitter Chat on Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

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NIMH Twitter Chat on Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

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Common Gene Variants Account for Most Genetic Risk for Autism

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Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches.

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Genes Impact Suspect Cortex Areas More as Youth Mature

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Cortex heritability and variability

Later evolving and maturing brain areas, which also are those most implicated in mental illness, showed gradually increasing heritability, peaking by late adolescence – the age-of-onset for most mental disorders. New findings hold promise for understanding how age plays an important role in gene-environment interactions that underlie the disorders.

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Genes Impact Suspect Cortex Areas More as Youth Mature

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Genes Impact Suspect Cortex Areas More as Youth Mature

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NIMH Twitter Chat on Postpartum Depression

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NIMH Twitter Chat on Postpartum Depression

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