Gerri M Steinagel

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Methamphetamine abuse and dependence are growing problems nationally and worldwide. There are currently no effective pharmocologic treatments. Animal studies with SSRI's suggest that serotonergic modulation alters methamphetamine's behavioral effects. This exploratory study is a trial of the effects of the SSRI paroxetine versus placebo (in a double blind(More)
We assessed blind integrity in a double-blinded study comparing paroxetine 20 mg with inert placebo in 20 volunteer subjects who were attempting to stop using methamphetamines. At the end of the study, the blinded clinicians reviewed subject charts and attempted to identify the assigned conditions for the 13 subjects who completed two or more weeks of the(More)
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