Serotoninergic influence on dopamine.
Is it relevant to the profile of atypical antipsychotic drugs?

Dinesh K. Arya MBBS, Mdpsych, DPM, MRCPsych, DM, CHMS, DipHSM

Consultant Psychiatrist, Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt &
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Wellington School of Medicine,
Wellington, New Zealand

Address for Correspondence

Received: September 1997



Most atypical antipsychotic drugs have been found to influence the 5-HT neurotransmitter system. 5-HT and dopamine systems interact anatomically and functionally and it is possible that this interaction may be responsible for atypical profile of these


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