The interaction between dopamine D2-like and beta-adrenergic receptors in the prefrontal cortex is altered by mood-stabilizing agents.

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Several studies have suggested the involvement of biogenic monoaminergic neurotransmission in bipolar disorder and in the therapy for this disease. In this study, the effects of the mood-stabilizing drugs lithium, carbamazepine or valproate on the dopaminergic and adrenergic systems, particularly on D2-like and beta-adrenergic receptors, were studied both… (More)

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