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Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates

May 31, 2019

Here is a summary of this episode:

  • The 5-HT1A receptor is responsible for passive coping with stress, anxiolytic, anti-anxiety and anti-aggression effects.
  • The 5-HT2A receptor is responsible for more active coping, cognitive flexibility, and creative thinking.
  • The 5-HT2A receptor is the most abundant serotonin receptor in the cortex and is particularly found in the prefrontal, cingulate, and posterior cingulate cortex.