Acute effects of lorazepam on laboratory measures of aggressive and escape responses of adult male parolees

  title={Acute effects of lorazepam on laboratory measures of aggressive and escape responses of adult male parolees},
  author={C. J. Pietras and Lori M Lieving and Don r. Cherek and Scott D. Lane and Oleg V. Tcheremissine and Sylvain O. Nouvion},
  journal={Behavioural Pharmacology},
Acute benzodiazepine administrations typically decrease aggressive responding, but increases in aggression have been reported in some studies. The benzodiazepine lorazepam has been studied less frequently than other benzodiazepines in aggression research, although it is often used to suppress violent aggression in patients. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of acute administrations of lorazepam on aggressive responding in adult humans on a laboratory aggression task… 
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