Relationship between reward-enhancing and stereotypical effects of psychomotor stimulant drugs

@article{Robbins1976RelationshipBR,
  title={Relationship between reward-enhancing and stereotypical effects of psychomotor stimulant drugs},
  author={Trevor W. Robbins},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1976},
  volume={264},
  pages={57-59}
}
BLEULER has described stereotyped behaviour as “one of the most striking external manifestations of schizophrenia”1. Schizophrenic stereotyped behaviour has been found in the spheres of movement, action, posture, speech, writing, thought aid desire1. Abuse of the psychomotor stimulant drugs, such as the amphetamines, methylphenidate, cocaine and pipradrol, can cause a psychosis which is clinically indistinguishable from paranoid schizophrenia2, and which contains stereotyped components2,3. In… CONTINUE READING

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