The role of serotonin in craving: from basic research to human studies.

@article{Ciccocioppo1999TheRO,
  title={The role of serotonin in craving: from basic research to human studies.},
  author={Roberto Ciccocioppo},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  year={1999},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={244-53}
}
Increasing evidence suggests that craving may play a central role in the mechanisms of addiction. The experience of craving is largely characterized by obsessional thoughts about drugs, triggering compulsive drug-seeking and drug-taking behaviour. In the present article the possible involvement of brain 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in the mechanisms of craving and relapse is discussed by integrating the results of basic research with those obtained in human studies. Based on studies suggesting… CONTINUE READING

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