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Manipulating dopaminergic activity with bupropion: effects on reward and emotional processing biases implicated in depression

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Major depressive disorder is characterised by two core diagnostic symptoms, low mood and anhedonia, which have been suggested to be caused by negative biases in emotional processing and aberrant reward processing, respectively. Previous research using antidepressants predominantly affecting serotonin or noradrenaline activity suggests that antidepressants may act to reduce the negative biases in emotional processing, which then influences low mood; however, such antidepressants do not full...

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DPhil
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University of Oxford

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