Serotonin receptor subtypes and affective disorders.

@article{Robinson1992SerotoninRS,
  title={Serotonin receptor subtypes and affective disorders.},
  author={Diane S Robinson},
  journal={Clinical neuropharmacology},
  year={1992},
  volume={16 Suppl 3},
  pages={S1-5}
}
The role of drugs that act at 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT or serotonin) receptor subtypes in the etiology and treatment of affective disorders is discussed. The mechanisms of action of drugs affecting 5-HT are described, with emphasis on those with anxiolytic and antidepressant activity. Evidence supporting a role for serotonin in the etiology and treatment of affective disorders in cited. Recent therapeutic advances have resulted in a new generation of serotonergic drugs.