Serotonin function, personality-trait variations, and childhood abuse in women with bulimia-spectrum eating disorders.

@article{Steiger2004SerotoninFP,
  title={Serotonin function, personality-trait variations, and childhood abuse in women with bulimia-spectrum eating disorders.},
  author={Howard Steiger and Lise Gauvin and Mimi Isr{\"a}el and N. M. K. Ng Ying Kin and Simon N. Young and Julie Roussin},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={830-7}
}
BACKGROUND Across populations, findings associate impulsivity, behavioral disinhibition, or hostility with reduced central serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine: 5-HT) activity and increased likelihood of childhood abuse. Inconsistently, findings associate compulsivity, behavioral inhibition, or anxiousness with elevated 5-HT neurotransmission. We explored relationships among measures of 5-HT system functioning, behavioral inhibition/disinhibition, and childhood abuse in women with bulimia-spectrum… CONTINUE READING

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