Serotonin transporter binding of [123I]ADAM in bulimic women, their healthy twin sisters, and healthy women: a SPET study
- SPECT imaging of serotonin transporter binding in patients with generalized anxiety disorder. Maron, Eduard; Kuikka, Jyrki T.; Ulst, Kai; Tiihonen, Jari; Vasar, Veiko; Shlik, Jakov // European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience;2004, Vol. 254 Issue 6, p392
The purpose of this study was to characterize the binding properties of serotonin transporter (5-HTT) in the brain of the patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in comparison to healthy subjects using single photon emission computer tomography (SPECT) with the radioligand...
- Elevated midbrain serotonin transporter availability in mixed mania: a case report. Tolmunen, Tommi; Joensuu, Mikko; Saarinen, Pirjo Irmeli; Mussalo, Hanna; Ahola, Pasi; Vanninen, Ritva; Kuikka, Jyrki; Tiihonen, Jari; Lehtonen, Johannes // BMC Psychiatry;2004, Vol. 4, p27
Background: Results obtained from brain imaging studies indicate that serotonin transporter (SERT) and dopamine transporter (DAT) densities are altered in major depression. However, no such studies have been published on current mania or hypomania. Case presentation: In this single photon...
- Does dieting trigger bulimia? // Healthy Weight Journal;Jan/Feb2000, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p3
Deals with the link between dieting and bulimia nervosa in women according to a study published in the 'Archives of General Psychiatry.' Role and mechanism of serotonin in bulimia nervosa development; Recovery of female bulimics.
- Serotonin function reduced in bulimic patients? Jimerson, David C. // Psychotherapy Letter;Jul94, Vol. 6 Issue 7, p7
Reveals that recent research suggests that central serotonin functioning may be reduced in patients with bulimia nervosa. Effectivity of depressant medication in treating eating disorder; Measurement of central serotonin responsiveness.
- Bulimia is linked to serotonin levels, raising treatment hopes. Weltzin, Theodore // Addiction Letter;Jul93, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p4
Cites a paper presented at the American Psychological Association conference in May 1993, which links brain serotonin levels to binge eating. Possibility that bulimia may respond to drug therapy; Effect of low levels of serotonin on appetite or mood; Possible treatment of bulimia using drugs...
- Pax6 regulates the formation of the habenular nuclei by controlling the temporospatial expression of Shh in the diencephalon in vertebrates. Chatterjee, Mallika; Qiuxia Guo; Weber, Sabrina; Scholpp, Steffen; YH Li, James // BMC Biology;2014, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p1
Background The habenula and the thalamus are two critical nodes in the forebrain circuitry and they connect the midbrain and the cerebral cortex in vertebrates. The habenula is derived from the epithalamus and rests dorsally to the thalamus. Both epithalamus and thalamus arise from a single...
- Severely Impaired Learning and Altered Neuronal Morphology in Mice Lacking NMDA Receptors in Medium Spiny Neurons. Beutler, Lisa R.; Eldred, Kiara C.; Quintana, Albert; Keene, C. Dirk; Rose, Shannon E.; Postupna, Nadia; Montine, Thomas J.; Palmiter, Richard D. // PLoS ONE;2011, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p1
The striatum is composed predominantly of medium spiny neurons (MSNs) that integrate excitatory, glutamatergic inputs from the cortex and thalamus, and modulatory dopaminergic inputs from the ventral midbrain to influence behavior. Glutamatergic activation of AMPA, NMDA, and metabotropic...
- Midbrain dopamine D2/3 receptor binding in schizophrenia. Tuppurainen, Heli; Kuikka, Jyrki T.; Laakso, Mikko P.; Viinamäki, Heimo; Husso, Minna; Tiihonen, Jari // European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience;2006, Vol. 256 Issue 6, p382
Several studies suggest that dysregulation of dopaminergic transmission in the midbrain and thalamus may contribute to the symptomatology of schizophrenia. The objective of this study was to examine the putative alteration of dopamine D2/3 receptor densities in the thalamus and midbrain of...
- pulvinar. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1820
A definition of the term "pulvinar" is presented. It refers to a part of the thalamus that comprises of a portion of the posterior nuclei. It projects posteriorly and medially, partially overlying the midbrain.