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Serotonin System in Women's Brains is Damaged More Readily by Alcohol Than That in Men's Brains, University of Gothenburg Study


11/18/2011 7:00:11 AM

After only four years of problem drinking, a significant decrease in the function of the serotonin system in women's brains can be seen. This is the system that regulates such functions as impulse control and mood. It takes 12 years before a corresponding decrease is seen in men. This is the conclusion of multidisciplinary research carried out at the Department of Psychology and the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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