Methylphenidate Conditioned Place Preference in Adolescent Male and Female Rats
This study analyzed methylphenidate (5 mg/kg; trade name: Ritalin) conditioned place preference (CPP) in adolescent male and female rats. Results showed MPH-induced CPP in males, but not in females. These results suggest rewarding properties of MPH may be more prominent in males as compared to females in adolescence.
Cummins, Elizabeth D.; Roeding, Ross L.; Griffin, Stephen B.; and Brown, Russell W.. 2012. Methylphenidate Conditioned Place Preference in Adolescent Male and Female Rats. Poster presentation. Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL. https://www.midwesternpsych.org/Resources/Programs/Program2012.pdf