Agonist-like pharmacotherapy for stimulant dependence: preclinical, human laboratory, and clinical studies.

@article{Herin2010AgonistlikePF,
  title={Agonist-like pharmacotherapy for stimulant dependence: preclinical, human laboratory, and clinical studies.},
  author={David V. Herin and Craig R Rush and John J Grabowski},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={1187},
  pages={76-100}
}
A variety of natural and synthetic agents have long been used for stimulant properties, with nontherapeutic use producing multiple waves of stimulant abuse and dependence. The multitude of effects of stimulants exist on continua, and accordingly, here we characterize stimulant abuse/dependence and candidate pharmacotherapies in this manner. Behavioral therapy and medications have been investigated for treatment of stimulant abuse/dependence. Effectiveness of some behavioral interventions has… CONTINUE READING

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