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Serotonin and emotional processing: does it help explain antidepressant drug action?

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There is growing interest in the effects of antidepressant drug treatment on measures of emotional processing. Such actions may help us understand the role of monoamines in emotional dysfunction in depression and how antidepressant drug treatments work. Recent studies suggest that decreasing central serotonin function with tryptophan depletion can reinstate negative biases in recovered depressed patients, even at doses insufficient to induce changes in mood. Conversely, antidepressant drug ad...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Neuropharmacology
Volume:
55
Issue:
6
Pages:
1023-1028
Publication date:
2008-11-05
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EISSN:
1873-7064
ISSN:
0028-3908
URN:
uuid:ac80661c-2d02-4b70-b4fe-8633b367f07d
Source identifiers:
139586
Local pid:
pubs:139586

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