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Ritalin for Cocaine Addiction?

(7/1/2013)

Ritalin for Cocaine Addiction?
Psych Central
June 28, 2013

New research suggests a single dose of methylphenidate (brand name Ritalin) can help to improve brain function in cocaine addiction, which ultimately could make it an add-on treatment for such addictions.  Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York performed imaging studies to develop their hypothesis. They found that the drug modified connectivity in certain brain circuits that underlie self-control and craving among cocaine-addicted individuals.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/06/28/ritalin-for-cocaine-addiction/56583.html


Keywords: ritalin, cocaine, addiction, research, brain



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