Cocaine abuse and adult attention deficit disorder.

  title={Cocaine abuse and adult attention deficit disorder.},
  author={James A. Cocores and R K Davies and Peter M{\"u}ller and Mark S. Gold},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={48 9},
Cocaine increases dopaminergic tone in the central nervous system, and hyperprolactinemia has been found in chronic cocaine abusers. Dopamine depletion is believed to result from chronic cocaine abuse. Dopamine deficiency has also been associated with attention deficit disorder (ADD) in adults, and dopamine agonists have been effective in the treatment of ADD. Four case reports of cocaine addiction and ADD are presented. ADD was assumed to play an etiologic role in cocaine abuse, and it was… CONTINUE READING

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