Affiliation: University of Chicago
- Non-specific effect of naltrexone on ethanol consumption in social drinkersH de Wit
Department of Psychiatry, The University of Chicago, MC3077, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Psychopharmacology (Berl) 146:33-41. 1999..Clinical studies have shown that the opioid antagonist naltrexone is effective in the treatment of alcoholism. However, the mechanism by which it produces this effect is not understood...
- Effects of d-amphetamine and ethanol on a measure of behavioral inhibition in humansH de Wit
Department of Psychiatry, The University of Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
Behav Neurosci 114:830-7. 2000..These results suggest that AMP and EtOH have specific and distinctive effects on the ability to inhibit responses. Impairment in the ability to inhibit responses is thought to reflect a certain form of impulsivity...
- Effects of acute progesterone administration in healthy postmenopausal women and normally-cycling womenH de Wit
Department of Psychiatry, The University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Psychoneuroendocrinology 26:697-710. 2001..These findings suggest that brief (i.e., several hours) increases in plasma levels of allopregnanolone do not have direct effects on mood...
- GABA(B) receptor agonists for the treatment of drug addiction: a review of recent findingsMichael S Cousins
Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 65:209-20. 2002..This line of research may also improve our understanding of the neurochemical mechanisms underlying the drug dependence process...
- Acute administration of d-amphetamine decreases impulsivity in healthy volunteersHarriet de Wit
Department of Psychiatry, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Neuropsychopharmacology 27:813-25. 2002..These results suggest that acute doses of amphetamine decrease several forms of impulsive behavior. These findings extend and confirm previous findings in humans and laboratory animals...
- Effects of acute social stress on alcohol consumption in healthy subjectsHarriet de Wit
Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60615, USA
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:1270-7. 2003..Here we examined the effects of an acute social stressor (performing a mental arithmetic task in front of an audience) on consumption of ethanol or placebo beverages in healthy social drinkers...