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Serotonergic activity influences the cognitive appraisal of close intimate relationships in healthy adults.

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BACKGROUND: Close supportive relationships protect against psychological disorders and also facilitate recovery. However, little is known about the neurochemical mechanisms that mediate these effects. Variation in serotonin function influences affiliative behavior in humans and nonhuman primates. Here, we used tryptophan depletion in healthy adults to investigate the role of serotonin in the cognitive appraisal of close personal relationships. METHODS: Twenty-two healthy adults drank an amino...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Biological psychiatry
Volume:
69
Issue:
8
Pages:
720-725
Publication date:
2011-04-05
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EISSN:
1873-2402
ISSN:
0006-3223
URN:
uuid:94606a18-9298-4702-9a25-c9f8a00e55d5
Source identifiers:
139365
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pubs:139365

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