Neurochemical and psychopharmacologic aspects of aggressive behavior

Annu Rev Med. 1990;41:149-58. doi: 10.1146/


The clinical treatment of violent behavior shows a remarkable congruence with preclinical research concerning the modulations of central neurotransmitter systems and their influence upon human aggressive behavior. Moreover, systematic alterations of central neurotransmitter activity in patients offer substantial promise of increasing the successful biological modification of violent behavior.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aggression / drug effects
  • Aggression / physiology*
  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Neurotransmitter Agents / physiology*


  • Neurotransmitter Agents