Event Title

Effects of Juvenile Methylphenidate Exposure on Cocaine Self Administration and Escalation in Adult Rats

Presenter Information

Graham Kaplan

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Major

Psychology

Location

RM 215-218

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Cynthia Crawford

Start Date

2-27-2013 1:40 PM

End Date

2-27-2013 5:20 PM

Abstract

Methylphenidate is a highly prescribed psycho-stimulant for the treatment of ADHD; however, little is known about its long term effects. The present study tested an animal (rodent) model with self-administration paradigm to assess the impact of juvenile methylphenidate exposure on cocaine seeking behavior in adulthood.

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Feb 27th, 1:40 PM Feb 27th, 5:20 PM

Effects of Juvenile Methylphenidate Exposure on Cocaine Self Administration and Escalation in Adult Rats

RM 215-218

Methylphenidate is a highly prescribed psycho-stimulant for the treatment of ADHD; however, little is known about its long term effects. The present study tested an animal (rodent) model with self-administration paradigm to assess the impact of juvenile methylphenidate exposure on cocaine seeking behavior in adulthood.