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    Agression and the amygdala

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    One treatment for overly agressive people is Prozac (fluoxetine), a serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Please provide speculation on how the amygdala in conjunction with serotonin works to alter behavior.

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    https://brainmass.com/biology/human-biology/agression-and-the-amygdala-41438

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    Responses to fear stimulus and panic attack are mediated by a "fear network" in the brain that is centered in the amygdala and involves its interaction with the hippocampus and medial prefrontal cortex. It is believed that medications that alter serotonin levels can de-sensitize the fear network from the level of the amygdala through its projects to the hypothalamus and the brainstem and alter normal signal ...

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