The Lancet

  • Altered dopamine signaling may offer a clue to autism

    Altered dopamine signaling may offer a clue to autism

    Newly discovered genetic variations linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) disrupt the function of the dopamine transporter, suggesting that altered dopamine signaling contributes to this common developmental condition, according to a Vanderbilt University-led research team. Read More

    Jan 29, 2015

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    Physical signs of depression common among ICU survivors

    Depression affects more than one out of three survivors of critical illness, according to a Vanderbilt study released in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, and the majority of patients experience their symptoms physically rather than mentally. Read More

    Apr 17, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Focus on mental illness in gun debate is misleading

    In an essay published June 25 in the journal The Lancet, Jonathan M. Metzl argues that “surprisingly little evidence supports the notion that individuals with mental illness are more likely than anyone else to commit gun crimes.” Read More

    Jun 27, 2011