Evelien Zoons

Dopamine-serotonin dysbalans in dystonia

In this project we will test the hypothesis that cervical dystonia is associated with a dysbalance of the dopamine/serotonin system. The dopaminergic and serotonergic systems will be visualised with SPECT. In addition, the effect of increasing available serotonin will be evaluated by a double blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) including follow-up SPECT scans after treatment.

Project start: Nov 2009
Position: PhD student
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