Methylphenidate Conditioned Place Preference and Effects on the Dopamine Transporter
Methylphenidate (trade name: Ritalin) resulted in a conditioned place preference, but in contrast to work in juveniles, there were no sex differences. In addition, methylphenidate produced a significant decrease in the dopamine transporter compared to controls that may have implications towards development and plasticity of the dopamine system.
Cummins, Elizabeth D.; Griffin, Stephen B.; Roeding, Ross L.; and Brown, Russell W.. 2013. Methylphenidate Conditioned Place Preference and Effects on the Dopamine Transporter. Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL. https://midwesternpsych.org/Resources/Programs/PROGRAM%202013R.pdf