In vivo association between alcohol intoxication, aggression, and serotonin transporter availability in nonhuman primates.


OBJECTIVE Studies on brain serotonin metabolism in human and nonhuman primates have indicated that dysfunction of serotonin transmission may play a role in the biological vulnerability to dependence on alcohol. Among young men, low sensitivity to alcohol intoxication predicts subsequent alcohol abuse and dependence. METHOD The authors used single photon… (More)


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