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16 September 2011

Anger response worse if you're stressed or hungry

Fluctuating levels of serotonin, often brought on when someone hasn't eaten or is stressed, can affect brain regions that enable people to regulate anger, scientists said.

Fluctuating levels of serotonin, often brought on when someone hasn't eaten or is stressed, affect brain regions that enable people to regulate anger, scientists said.

The researchers behind the work, which was published online in Biological Psychiatry, hope their findings could help in the search for new treatments for psychiatric disorders where violence and aggression are common symptoms.

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