Study Illuminates Serotonin Contributions to Cocaine’s Allure

Newswise imageA new study reinforces long-held suspicions that the brain chemical serotonin, a molecule usually associated with mood, appetite and libido, makes a direct contribution to the actions of cocaine. Scientists can now clearly see details of how the brain uses serotonin not just to regulate mood, but also to drive both rapid and long-lasting changes in the brain. They suspect these changes may contribute to the brain modifications that ultimately trap users in an addicted state.

from Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/677116/?sc=c125

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