Psychopathological and behavioral correlates of dopaminergic sensitivity in alcohol-dependent patients.

@article{Heinz1996PsychopathologicalAB,
  title={Psychopathological and behavioral correlates of dopaminergic sensitivity in alcohol-dependent patients.},
  author={Andreas Heinz and P. Dufeu and Silke Kuhn and Michael Dettling and K. J. Gr{\"a}f and I. K{\"u}rten and Hans Rommelspacher and Lutz Schmidt},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1996},
  volume={53 12},
  pages={1123-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To explore 2 facets of dopamine receptor sensitivity in alcoholics: (1) whether reduced sensitivity of central dopamine receptors is correlated with anxiety, depression, or novelty seeking and (2) whether this reduction is associated with poor treatment outcome. METHOD Sixty-four alcohol-dependent patients were assessed according to their clinical outcome, sensitivity of central dopamine receptors (apomorphine-induced growth hormone secretion), mood states, and personality traits… CONTINUE READING

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