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Monoamine theories of depression: historical impact on biomedical research.
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PMID:  22947380     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Monoamine theories associate depression with reduced brain monoamine levels. These theories achieved broad popularity in the mid-1960s. The present article reviews the historical development of monoamine theories and their subsequent impact on biomedical research. Alleged divisions between West European and US researchers over competing versions of the theories are investigated using bibliometrics. Subsequently, the application of monoamine theories in the NIMH Collaborative Program on the Psychobiology of Depression is covered. The article argues that the impact of monoamine theories is best explained by the ability of researchers, governmental agencies, and pharmaceutical companies to invoke theories that advance various projects and agendas.
Authors:
Shai Mulinari
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the history of the neurosciences     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1744-5213     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hist Neurosci     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9441330     Medline TA:  J Hist Neurosci     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  366-92     Citation Subset:  IM; QIS    
Affiliation:
a Centre for Gender Studies , Lund University , Lund , Sweden.
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