Neuroimaging evidence supporting an association between either dopamine or serotonin and time to relapse of heroin users is limited. In this two-isotope SPECT small sample (N = 9) pilot study, the relationship between the availability of serotonin transporter (SERT) and dopamine transporter (DAT) and the relapse of heroin users was investigated. A significant negative association between SERT availability and time to relapse among those who relapsed (N = 7) was found.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Biological Psychiatry
- Pharmacology (medical)