Are nonpharmacological induced rewards related to anhedonia? A study among skydivers.

@article{Franken2006AreNI,
  title={Are nonpharmacological induced rewards related to anhedonia? A study among skydivers.},
  author={Ingmar H. A. Franken and Corien Zijlstra and Peter Muris},
  journal={Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={297-300}
}
It is well-known that persons with a drug addiction experience feelings of anhedonia during "normal" daily activities. It has been proposed that these symptoms of anhedonia are the result of direct pharmacological influences of drugs on the dopamine system. To test the assumption that nonpharmacological processes are also involved in anhedonia, we studied anhedonic symptoms in skydivers who regularly expose themselves to thrillful extreme sport activity and then experience intense hedonic… CONTINUE READING

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