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The relationship between whole-blood serotonin and subjective mood in apparently healthy postmenopausal women

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Duffy, Maresa E, Stewart-Knox, Barbara J, McConville, Christopher, Bradbury, Ian, O'Connor, JM, Helander, Anders and Strain, JJ (2006) The relationship between whole-blood serotonin and subjective mood in apparently healthy postmenopausal women. Biological Psychology, 73 (2). pp. 165-168. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2006.01.014

Abstract

The aim of this research has been to determine the degree to which biochemical indices of mood reflect subjective mood. Potential relationships between whole-blood (WB) serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) levels as determined by the positive and negative affect schedule (PANAS) have been explored in apparently healthy postmenopausal women (n = 39). Partial correlations indicated that WB 5-HT was positively associated with positive affect (p = 0.03). No association was apparent for negative affect. These findings indicate that WB 5-HT and positive affect are related in postmenopausal women. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
Psychology Research Institute > Health and Wellbeing
ID Code:11390
Deposited By:Dr Barbara Stewart-Knox
Deposited On:10 Feb 2010 15:16
Last Modified:15 Dec 2011 12:01

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