Frontolimbic serotonin 2A receptor binding in healthy subjects is associated with personality risk factors for affective disorder

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Frontolimbic serotonin 2A receptor binding in healthy subjects is associated with personality risk factors for affective disorder. / Frokjaer, Vibe G.; Mortensen, Erik L.; Nielsen, Finn Årup; Haugbol, Steven; Pinborg, Lars H.; Adams, Karen H.; Svarer, Claus; Hasselbalch, Steen G.; Holm, Soeren; Paulson, Olaf B.; Knudsen, Gitte M.

In: Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 63, No. 6, 2008, p. 569-576.

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Frokjaer, VG, Mortensen, EL, Nielsen, FÅ, Haugbol, S, Pinborg, LH, Adams, KH, Svarer, C, Hasselbalch, SG, Holm, S, Paulson, OB & Knudsen, GM 2008, 'Frontolimbic serotonin 2A receptor binding in healthy subjects is associated with personality risk factors for affective disorder', Biological Psychiatry, vol. 63, no. 6, pp. 569-576. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2007.07.009

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Frokjaer VG, Mortensen EL, Nielsen FÅ, Haugbol S, Pinborg LH, Adams KH, Svarer C, Hasselbalch SG, Holm S, Paulson OB, Knudsen GM. 2008. Frontolimbic serotonin 2A receptor binding in healthy subjects is associated with personality risk factors for affective disorder. Biological Psychiatry. 63(6):569-576. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2007.07.009

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Frokjaer, Vibe G. ; Mortensen, Erik L. ; Nielsen, Finn Årup ; Haugbol, Steven ; Pinborg, Lars H. ; Adams, Karen H. ; Svarer, Claus ; Hasselbalch, Steen G. ; Holm, Soeren ; Paulson, Olaf B. ; Knudsen, Gitte M. / Frontolimbic serotonin 2A receptor binding in healthy subjects is associated with personality risk factors for affective disorder. In: Biological Psychiatry. 2008 ; Vol. 63, No. 6. pp. 569-576.

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title = "Frontolimbic serotonin 2A receptor binding in healthy subjects is associated with personality risk factors for affective disorder",
abstract = "Background: Serotonergic dysfunction has been associated with affective disorders. High trait neuroticism, as measured on personality inventories, is a risk factor for major depression. In this study we investigated whether neuroticism is associated with serotonin 2A receptor binding in brain regions of relevance for affective disorders. Methods: Eighty-three healthy volunteers completed the standardized personality questionnaire NEO-PI-R (Revised NEO Personality Inventory) and underwent [F-18]altanserin positron emission tomography imaging for assessment of serotonin 2A receptor binding. The correlation between the neuroticism score and frontolimbic serotonin 2A receptor binding was evaluated by multiple linear regression analysis with adjustment for age and gender. Results: Neuroticism correlated positively with frontolimbic serotonin 2A receptor binding [r(79) = .24, p = .028]. Post hoc analysis of the contributions from the six constituent traits of neuroticism showed that the correlation was primarily driven by two of them: vulnerability and anxiety. Indeed, vulnerability, defined as a person's difficulties in coping with stress, displayed the strongest positive correlation, which remained significant after correction for multiple comparisons (r = .35, p = .009). Conclusions: In healthy subjects the personality dimension neuroticism and particularly its constituent trait, vulnerability, are positively associated with frontolimbic serotonin 2A binding. Our findings point to a neurobiological link between personality risk factors for affective disorder and the serotonergic transmitter system and identify the serotonin 2A receptor as a biomarker for vulnerability to affective disorder.",
keywords = "anxiety, 2A, affective disorder, PET, mood disorder, neuroticism, personality, 5HT, depression, imaging, serotonin, NEO-PI-R, 5HT2A",
author = "Frokjaer, {Vibe G.} and Mortensen, {Erik L.} and Nielsen, {Finn {\AA}rup} and Steven Haugbol and Pinborg, {Lars H.} and Adams, {Karen H.} and Claus Svarer and Hasselbalch, {Steen G.} and Soeren Holm and Paulson, {Olaf B.} and Knudsen, {Gitte M.}",
year = "2008",
doi = "10.1016/j.biopsych.2007.07.009",
language = "English",
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RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Frontolimbic serotonin 2A receptor binding in healthy subjects is associated with personality risk factors for affective disorder

AU - Frokjaer, Vibe G.

AU - Mortensen, Erik L.

AU - Nielsen, Finn Årup

AU - Haugbol, Steven

AU - Pinborg, Lars H.

AU - Adams, Karen H.

AU - Svarer, Claus

AU - Hasselbalch, Steen G.

AU - Holm, Soeren

AU - Paulson, Olaf B.

AU - Knudsen, Gitte M.

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - Background: Serotonergic dysfunction has been associated with affective disorders. High trait neuroticism, as measured on personality inventories, is a risk factor for major depression. In this study we investigated whether neuroticism is associated with serotonin 2A receptor binding in brain regions of relevance for affective disorders. Methods: Eighty-three healthy volunteers completed the standardized personality questionnaire NEO-PI-R (Revised NEO Personality Inventory) and underwent [F-18]altanserin positron emission tomography imaging for assessment of serotonin 2A receptor binding. The correlation between the neuroticism score and frontolimbic serotonin 2A receptor binding was evaluated by multiple linear regression analysis with adjustment for age and gender. Results: Neuroticism correlated positively with frontolimbic serotonin 2A receptor binding [r(79) = .24, p = .028]. Post hoc analysis of the contributions from the six constituent traits of neuroticism showed that the correlation was primarily driven by two of them: vulnerability and anxiety. Indeed, vulnerability, defined as a person's difficulties in coping with stress, displayed the strongest positive correlation, which remained significant after correction for multiple comparisons (r = .35, p = .009). Conclusions: In healthy subjects the personality dimension neuroticism and particularly its constituent trait, vulnerability, are positively associated with frontolimbic serotonin 2A binding. Our findings point to a neurobiological link between personality risk factors for affective disorder and the serotonergic transmitter system and identify the serotonin 2A receptor as a biomarker for vulnerability to affective disorder.

AB - Background: Serotonergic dysfunction has been associated with affective disorders. High trait neuroticism, as measured on personality inventories, is a risk factor for major depression. In this study we investigated whether neuroticism is associated with serotonin 2A receptor binding in brain regions of relevance for affective disorders. Methods: Eighty-three healthy volunteers completed the standardized personality questionnaire NEO-PI-R (Revised NEO Personality Inventory) and underwent [F-18]altanserin positron emission tomography imaging for assessment of serotonin 2A receptor binding. The correlation between the neuroticism score and frontolimbic serotonin 2A receptor binding was evaluated by multiple linear regression analysis with adjustment for age and gender. Results: Neuroticism correlated positively with frontolimbic serotonin 2A receptor binding [r(79) = .24, p = .028]. Post hoc analysis of the contributions from the six constituent traits of neuroticism showed that the correlation was primarily driven by two of them: vulnerability and anxiety. Indeed, vulnerability, defined as a person's difficulties in coping with stress, displayed the strongest positive correlation, which remained significant after correction for multiple comparisons (r = .35, p = .009). Conclusions: In healthy subjects the personality dimension neuroticism and particularly its constituent trait, vulnerability, are positively associated with frontolimbic serotonin 2A binding. Our findings point to a neurobiological link between personality risk factors for affective disorder and the serotonergic transmitter system and identify the serotonin 2A receptor as a biomarker for vulnerability to affective disorder.

KW - anxiety

KW - 2A

KW - affective disorder

KW - PET

KW - mood disorder

KW - neuroticism

KW - personality

KW - 5HT

KW - depression

KW - imaging

KW - serotonin

KW - NEO-PI-R

KW - 5HT2A

U2 - 10.1016/j.biopsych.2007.07.009

DO - 10.1016/j.biopsych.2007.07.009

M3 - Journal article

VL - 63

SP - 569

EP - 576

JO - Biological Psychiatry

JF - Biological Psychiatry

SN - 0006-3223

IS - 6

ER -