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Acute tryptophan depletion (ATD) results in a transient lowering of mood in patients recovered from depression and in healthy volunteers with a family history of affective disorders. The personality trait of neuroticism is strongly associated with depression.

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Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

09/2002

Volume

181

Pages

242 - 247

Keywords

Adult, Affect, Cognition Disorders, Depressive Disorder, Family, Female, Humans, Male, Neurotic Disorders, Psychometrics, Tryptophan