Influence of trait hostility on tryptophan depletion-induced laboratory aggression.

  title={Influence of trait hostility on tryptophan depletion-induced laboratory aggression.},
  author={Donald M. Dougherty and James M. Bjork and Dawn M. Marsh and F. Gerard Moeller},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  volume={88 3},
Previous research has indicated that laboratory aggression in men increases after temporarily reducing the synthesis and neurotransmission of serotonin (5-HT) in the brain using the plasma L-tryptophan (Trp) depletion technique. Further research indicates that male subjects selected for high trait hostility are particularly prone to increased aggression following plasma Trp depletion. In a recent study of laboratory aggression in male control subjects, we demonstrated that laboratory aggression… CONTINUE READING

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