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Extraversion in pathological gamblers. Correlates with indexes of noradrenergic function.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2751401     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pathological gamblers may have a disturbance of their central nervous system noradrenergic functioning. We administered the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire to pathological gamblers and examined relationships between their personality scores on this questionnaire and indexes of noradrenergic function. There were highly significant correlations between scores on the extraversion scale and cerebrospinal fluid levels of 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol, plasma levels of 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol, urinary outputs of vanillylmandelic acid, as well as with the sum of urinary outputs of norepinephrine and its major metabolites. These results suggest that the disturbance in the central noradrenergic system in pathological gamblers may be partly reflected in their personality.
Authors:
A Roy; J De Jong; M Linnoila
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of general psychiatry     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0003-990X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gen. Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1989 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-23     Completed Date:  1989-08-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372435     Medline TA:  Arch Gen Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  679-81     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Intramural Clinical Biological Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Bethesda Md 20892.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Extraversion (Psychology)*
Gambling / psychology*
Humans
Male
Methoxyhydroxyphenylglycol / cerebrospinal fluid,  urine
Norepinephrine / urine
Personality Inventory
Risk-Taking
Vanilmandelic Acid / urine
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
51-41-2/Norepinephrine; 534-82-7/Methoxyhydroxyphenylglycol; 55-10-7/Vanilmandelic Acid

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