GABA and endorphin mechanisms in relation to the effects of benzodiazepines on feeding and drinking.


Behavioural actions of benzodiazepines have a number of significant characteristics. Anxiolytic effects are demonstrable both clinically and experimentally; in addition, there is excellent evidence for a reinforcing effect of these compounds, and a direct involvement in ingestional responses. This review focusses on the effects of benzodiazepines on the… (More)