Quetiapine for the treatment of alcoholism: scientific rationale and review of the literature.

TitleQuetiapine for the treatment of alcoholism: scientific rationale and review of the literature.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsRay, LA, Heydari A, Zorick T
JournalDrug and alcohol review
Volume29
Issue5
Pagination568-75
Date Published2010 Sep
ISSN1465-3362
KeywordsAffect, Alcoholism, Antipsychotic Agents, Anxiety, Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry), Dibenzothiazepines, Humans, Mental Disorders, Sleep disorders, Substance Withdrawal Syndrome
Abstract

The development of effective treatments for alcohol use disorders represents an important public health concern. Quetiapine, a multiple receptor antagonist at 5-HT(1A) and 5-HT(2A), dopamine D(1) and D(2), histamine H(1), and adrenergic α(1) and α(2) receptors, is an atypical antipsychotic medication that has recently shown promise for the treatment of alcoholism.

DOI10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03066.x
Alternate JournalDrug Alcohol Rev