Unique interaction discovered between brain regions involved in addiction, depression

NIDA IRP researchers have discovered a unique interaction between a nerve cell in the brain’s ventral tegmental area and the lateral habenula – a pathway implicated in mental health disorders such as addiction and depression. This nerve cell releases both excitatory (glutamate) and inhibitory (…

Source:: http://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/news-releases/2014/09/unique-interaction-discovered-between-brain-regions-involved-in-addiction-depression