The Neurobiology of Agression
As noted in the previous chapter, it is convenient to subdivide aggressive behavior into two general types, affective and predatory. In addition to the differing behavioral characteristics of these two types of aggressive behavior, there is considerable evidence that they also have different neurobiological substrates. In this chapter we shall review this evidence, concluding with a consideration of the implications of the experimental studies, conducted almost exclusively in animal models, for aggressive behavior in humans.
KeywordsLithium Dopamine Tyrosine Serotonin Testosterone
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