Serotonin uptake inhibitors attenuate ethanol intake in problem drinkers.

@article{Naranjo1989SerotoninUI,
  title={Serotonin uptake inhibitors attenuate ethanol intake in problem drinkers.},
  author={C. Naranjo and E. Sellers},
  journal={Recent developments in alcoholism : an official publication of the American Medical Society on Alcoholism, the Research Society on Alcoholism, and the National Council on Alcoholism},
  year={1989},
  volume={7},
  pages={
          255-66
        }
}
  • C. Naranjo, E. Sellers
  • Published 1989
  • Medicine
  • Recent developments in alcoholism : an official publication of the American Medical Society on Alcoholism, the Research Society on Alcoholism, and the National Council on Alcoholism
There are several problems with the drugs currently used to decrease alcohol consumption (i.e., alcohol-sensitizing drugs, such as disulfiram). Their efficacy is unproven, they are associated with toxicity, and there are several contraindications for use. New therapies are needed because alcohol-related problems affect almost 20% of the adult population. A new strategy was developed that involves attenuation of alcohol intake via serotonin uptake inhibitors. Since several experiments showed… Expand
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