Acute Yohimbine Increases Laboratory-Measured Impulsivity in Normal Subjects

@article{Swann2005AcuteYI,
  title={Acute Yohimbine Increases Laboratory-Measured Impulsivity in Normal Subjects},
  author={Alan C. Swann and Daniel Birnbaum and Ashley A. Jagar and Donald M. Dougherty and F. Gerard Moeller},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={57},
  pages={1209-1211}
}
BACKGROUND State-dependent changes in impulsivity may be related to norepinephrine. To examine possible relationships between norepinephrine and acute changes in impulsivity, we measured effects of yohimbine, which increases norepinephrine release by blocking alpha-2 noradrenergic receptors, on laboratory-measured impulsivity in healthy subjects without psychiatric or substance-use disorders. METHODS Impulsivity was assessed using the Immediate and Delayed Memory Tasks (IMT-DMT), derived from… CONTINUE READING

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