Dopamine transporter availability in heroin-dependent subjects and controls: longitudinal changes during abstinence and the effects of Jitai tablets treatment.

TitleDopamine transporter availability in heroin-dependent subjects and controls: longitudinal changes during abstinence and the effects of Jitai tablets treatment.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLiu Y, Han M, Liu X, Deng Y, Li Y, Yuan J, Lv R, Wang Y, Zhang G, Gao J
JournalPsychopharmacology
Volume230
Issue2
Pagination235-44
Date Published2013 Nov
Abstract

Previous imaging studies have indicated that the levels of the dopamine transporter (DAT) are reduced in the brains of heroin users. However, whether these changes can be reversed by abstinence and/or treatment remains unclear.

DOI10.1155/2013/694075
Alternate JournalPsychopharmacology (Berl.)