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The association between the Lie scale of the Maudsley personality inventory and striatal dopamine D2/D3 receptor availability of healthy Chinese community subjects

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 April 2020

Chieh Liang Huang
Department of Psychiatry, China Medical University and Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
Yen Kuang Yang*
Department of Psychiatry, National Cheng Kung University Medical Center, 138, Sheng-Li Road, 704Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
Ching Lin Chu
Department of Psychiatry, National Cheng Kung University Medical Center, 138, Sheng-Li Road, 704Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
I Hui Lee
Department of Psychiatry, National Cheng Kung University Medical Center, 138, Sheng-Li Road, 704Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
Tzung Lieh Yeh
Department of Psychiatry, National Cheng Kung University Medical Center, 138, Sheng-Li Road, 704Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
Po See Chen
Department of Psychiatry, National Cheng Kung University Medical Center, 138, Sheng-Li Road, 704Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
Nan Tsing Chiu
Department of Nuclear Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
*Corresponding author. Tel.: +886 6 276 6188; fax: +886 6 275 9259. E-mail (Y.K.Yang).
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The present study examined the relationship between the Lie scale scores and striatal D2/D3 receptor availability with respect to the cerebellum in 42 healthy community volunteers in Taiwan using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with [123I]iodo-benzoaminde (IBZM). Even after controlling of age and educational level, subjects' Lie scale scores of the Maudsley personality inventory correlate negatively with D2/D3 receptor availability. Individual with higher Lie scale scores may have higher impulsivity due to lower dopaminergic availability.

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