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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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 Psychology
|Deposited By:||Dr Barbara Stewart-Knox|
|Deposited On:||10 Feb 2010 15:16|
|Last Modified:||15 Dec 2011 12:01|
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