Quetiapine for the treatment of alcoholism: scientific rationale and review of the literature.
|Title||Quetiapine for the treatment of alcoholism: scientific rationale and review of the literature.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Ray, LA, Heydari A, Zorick T|
|Journal||Drug and alcohol review|
|Date Published||2010 Sep|
|Keywords||Affect, Alcoholism, Antipsychotic Agents, Anxiety, Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry), Dibenzothiazepines, Humans, Mental Disorders, Sleep disorders, Substance Withdrawal Syndrome|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Drug Alcohol Rev|