CBS News - Cocaine Addiction May be Cured by Ritalin - Ryan Jaslow

New York, NY
 – June 28, 2013  –– 

A study published in JAMA shows that a single dose of methylphenidate, a stimulant drug prescribed to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may normalize the nerve pathways that go haywire in cocaine addicts' brains. "These findings may also be generalizable to other types of addiction," said study lead investigator Rita Goldstein, MD, Professor in Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
-Rita Goldstein, MD, Professor, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
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