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The role of the 5-HT2C receptor in emotional processing in healthy adults

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Serotonin (5-HT) has long been implicated in the pathophysiology of depression and anxiety, and the therapeutic effect of treatments. Several drugs useful in treatment produce either acute or neuroadaptive changes in 5-HT2C receptor activity, and there has been growing interest in how alterations in the 5-HT2C receptor might be important in mediating antidepressant and anxiolytic activity. The neuropsychological hypothesis of drug action implies that the clinical effec...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Psychopharmacology and Emotion Research Laboratory (PERL)
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Funding agency for:
Nancy Rawlings
Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:9bb98eb2-b753-466e-bec2-b199ad14ea34
Local pid:
ora:5951

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