Imaging 5-HTT & 5-HT2a in Impulsive Aggression and Effects of Fluoxetine

ID Number 00-0952

Principal Investigator(s)
Larry J Siever

Department(s) or Division(s)
Psychiatry

Description

The purpose of this study is to help our understanding of an important brain chemical, serotonin, which is related to aggression. Serotonin is associated with regulation of mood and appetite, and may also play a role in the control of angry outbursts. Serotonin produces its effects by interacting with specific proteins in the brain called serotonin receptors. This study will further our knowledge about how aggression is affected by antidepressants, which increase serotonin levels in the brain.



Contact Information
Lauren Zaluda
(212) 241-0441
lauren.zaluda@mssm.edu


Recruiting Patients: Yes