Dopamine transporter availability and depressive symptoms during alcohol withdrawal.

@article{Laine1999DopamineTA,
  title={Dopamine transporter availability and depressive symptoms during alcohol withdrawal.},
  author={Tero Laine and Aapo Ahonen and Pirkko R{\"a}s{\"a}nen and Jari Tiihonen},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={1999},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={153-7}
}
Alcohol-related temporary depressive symptoms are hypothesized to be related to dopaminergic dysfunction. The aim of this study was to investigate whether or not depressive symptoms correlate with reduced dopamine transporter (DAT) availability. We studied the DAT availability in 28 alcoholic subjects with beta-CIT ([123-iodium]-2-betacarbomethoxy-3-beta-(4-iodophenyl)-tropa ne) single photon emission tomography (SPET) and found a reduction in DAT availability during withdrawal that… CONTINUE READING
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