T J Barbera

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Several lines of evidence suggest that aspects of ethanol drinking are mediated, at least in part, by serotonergic (5-HT) neurotransmitter systems. Ethanol-preferring animals show decreases in serotonin function and receptor densities. In addition, serotonin uptake inhibitors have been shown to decrease ethanol consumption in animal models and in humans.(More)
Selectively bred withdrawal seizure prone (WSP1 and WSP2) and withdrawal seizure resistant (WSR1 and WSR2) mice were used to test the extent to which severity of ethanol withdrawal response is predictive of the reinforcing effects of ethanol. Mice were systematically introduced to ethanol under a fixed ratio 1 (FR 1) schedule using adjunctive drinking(More)
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