Increased sensitivity of dopamine systems following reproductive experience in rats.

@article{Byrnes2001IncreasedSO,
  title={Increased sensitivity of dopamine systems following reproductive experience in rats.},
  author={Elizabeth M. Byrnes and John J. Byrnes and Robert S. Bridges},
  journal={Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior},
  year={2001},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={481-9}
}
Several studies have suggested that alterations in forebrain dopamine activity during the postpartum period may result in the onset of postpartum psychosis in women [J. Psychosom. Obstet. Gynecol. 19 (1998) 104; Prog. Neuro-Psychopharmacol. Biol. Psychiatry 17 (1993) 571; J. Clin. Psychiatry 51 (1990) 365.]. The present study investigated whether increased dopamine activity in these forebrain regions is a normal consequence of reproductive experience in rodents. Both intact and ovariectomized… CONTINUE READING
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