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Att slippa gråt

Gråter du lätt och vill slippa göra det? Då kanske det kan vara idé att försöka få tag på lite paroxetin:

Frederick van der Veen’s team at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, gave 25 female volunteers a single dose of either paroxetine – a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which briefly increases serotonin levels – or a placebo. Four hours later they were asked to watch one of two emotional movies: Brian’s Song, in which the hero dies of cancer, or Once Were Warriors, about domestic violence, and to indicate if, and to what extent certain scenes had made them cry. On another day, the women watched the second film with their treatments swapped over. ”It didn’t matter which movie they saw, we saw a strong and consistent effect of paroxetine,” says van der Veen, who presented the results at the Forum of European Neuroscience in Amsterdam last week. ”Higher serotonin levels lead to less crying.”

Se även inläggen ”Tårar i ögonen av bok eller film”, ”Är det  bra att gråta?” och ”Förmåga till fantasi”.

Written by Niclas Berggren

22 september 2010 den 15:57

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  1. SSRI känns ganska frestande ibland..

    Andreas

    22 september 2010 at 16:44

  2. IOFS intressant, men tror Du att den evolutionära processen har utvecklat gråten i onödan. Det finns naturligtvis stora vinster med att kunna gråta. Speciellt hos flockdjur..

    Kristian Grönqvist

    22 september 2010 at 20:34


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