Use of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) reuptake inhibitors in the treatment of alcoholism.

@article{Lejoyeux1996UseOS,
  title={Use of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) reuptake inhibitors in the treatment of alcoholism.},
  author={M. Lejoyeux},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire). Supplement},
  year={1996},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={
          69-75
        }
}
  • M. Lejoyeux
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire). Supplement
Animal studies have shown that alcohol consumption is reduced when serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) levels are increased in the central nervous system. Similarly, studies of alcohol-dependent human subjects have shown that treatment with 5-HT reuptake inhibitors (i.e. zimeldine, citalopram, fluoxetine, and fluvoxamine) decreases the desire to drink alcohol and improves symptoms of alcohol-related anxiety and depression in patients who have undergone detoxification. However, not all studies… Expand
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