Visual Averaged Evoked Responses and Platelet Monoamine Oxidase in Patients Suffering From Alcoholism

  • Lars von Knorring
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 126)


In different individuals alcohol abuse may be caused by varying contributions of psychological, social or biological factors. Genetic factors seem to be of etiological importance in some alcoholics. Evidence supporting this view has emerged from studies of children adopted at an early age and raised apart from their alcoholic biological parents (Goodwin et al., 1973, Bohman, 1976). Thus, the study of personality characteristics, especially genetically determined ones, in individuals with alcoholism appears to be a useful approach.


Monoamine Oxidase Stimulus Intensity Alcoholic Patient Monoamine Oxidase Activity Neurophysiological Measure 
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  • Lars von Knorring
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of UmeaSweden

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