Fluoxetine exposure during adolescence increases preference for cocaine in adulthood

  title={Fluoxetine exposure during adolescence increases preference for cocaine in adulthood},
  author={Sergio D. I{\~n}iguez and Lace M Riggs and Steven J. Nieto and Katherine N. Wright and Norma N. Zamora and Bryan F. Cruz and Arturo R. Zavala and Alfred J. Robison and Michelle S Mazei-Robison},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
Currently, there is a high prevalence of antidepressant prescription rates within juvenile populations, yet little is known about the potential long-lasting consequences of such treatments, particularly on subsequent responses to drugs of abuse. To address this issue at the preclinical level, we examined whether adolescent exposure to fluoxetine (FLX), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, results in changes to the sensitivity of the rewarding properties of cocaine in adulthood. Separate… CONTINUE READING
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