Nicotinic receptor mechanisms and cognition in normal states and neuropsychiatric disorders.

@article{Sacco2004NicotinicRM,
  title={Nicotinic receptor mechanisms and cognition in normal states and neuropsychiatric disorders.},
  author={Kristi A. Sacco and Katie L Bannon and Tony P George},
  journal={Journal of psychopharmacology},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={457-74}
}
Cigarette smoking rates in the American population are approximately 23%, whereas rates of smoking in clinical and population studies of individuals with neuropsychiatric disorders are typically two- to four-fold higher. Studies conducted in a variety of neuropsychiatric populations [e.g. attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia] have collectively suggested that nicotine may be efficacious in remediating selected cognitive deficits associated with… CONTINUE READING

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