Serotonin-2A Receptor Function in Affective Disorders

  • Ichiro Kusumi
  • Tsukasa Koyama


Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) has a significant, but certainly not exclusive, role in the core behaviors that are disturbed in affective disorders (e.g., mood, sleep, sexual activity, appetite, circadian and seasonal rhythms, neuroendocrine function, body temperature, motor activity, and cognitive function (Meltzer and Lowy 1987). There has been especially extensive interest in central 5-HT2 receptor dysfunction as an important factor in the etiology of affective disorders.


Bipolar Disorder Depressed Patient Affective Disorder Suicide Victim Bioi Psychiatry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ichiro Kusumi
    • 1
  • Tsukasa Koyama
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryHokkaido University School of MedicineSapporo, Hokkaido 060Japan

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