Increased serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor is predictive of cocaine relapse outcomes: a prospective study.

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BACKGROUND Cocaine dependence is associated with high relapse rates, but few biological markers associated with relapse outcomes have been identified. Extending preclinical research showing a role for central brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in cocaine seeking, we examined whether serum BDNF is altered in abstinent, early recovering, cocaine… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.05.013

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