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