Neurotransmitter studies of neuroendocrine pathology in depression


Journal Article

There is suggestive evidence for serotonergic stimulatory, cholinergic stimulatory and deficient noradrenergic inhibitory neurotransmitter contributions to the disinhibited hypothalamus pituitary adrenal cortical axis function observed in depression. Since the neurotransmitter regulation of affective states is unlikely to be less complex than the regulation of neuroendocrine function, these findings serve to emphasize the need to respect how difficult a problem we are dealing with, and to caution investigators against simplistic neurochemical theories of depression.

Cited Authors

  • Carroll, BJ; Greden, JF; Haskett, R

Published Date

  • January 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 / SUPPL. 680

Start / End Page

  • 183 - 199

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0001-690X

Citation Source

  • Scopus