Nicotine Decreases Bradykinesia-rigidity in Haloperidol-treated Patients with Schizophrenia

@article{Yang2002NicotineDB,
  title={Nicotine Decreases Bradykinesia-rigidity in Haloperidol-treated Patients with Schizophrenia},
  author={Yen Kuang Yang and Leann Nelson and Lakshmi Kamaraju and William H. Wilson and J P Mcevoy},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2002},
  volume={27},
  pages={684-686}
}
We applied nicotine 21 mg and matching placebo transdermal patches to thirty haloperidol-treated patients with schizophrenia who smoked. Clinical assessments of bradykinesia-rigidity were lower during nicotine patch administration than during placebo patch administration.