Alcohol and violence and the possible role of serotonin.

  title={Alcohol and violence and the possible role of serotonin.},
  author={Abdulla A-B Badawy},
  journal={Criminal behaviour and mental health : CBMH},
  volume={13 1},
BACKGROUND There is undisputed evidence linking alcohol consumption and violence and other forms of aggressive behaviour, and also linking aggression with dysfunction of the brain indolylamine serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT). Alcohol consumption also causes major disturbances in the metabolism of brain serotonin. In particular, acute alcohol intake depletes brain serotonin levels in normal (non-alcohol-dependent) subjects. On the basis of the above statements, it is suggested that, at… CONTINUE READING

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