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Antidepressants for cocaine dependence

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Antidepressants for cocaine dependence
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, April 2003
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd002950
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Silva de Lima, Maurício, Farrell, Michael, Lima Reisser, Anelise ARL, Soares, Bernardo


Cocaine dependence is a common and serious condition, which has become a substantial public health problem. The past decade has witnessed a sustained search for an effective pharmacotherapeutic agent for the treatment of cocaine dependence. While administration of cocaine acutely increases intercellular dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine levels by blocking their presynaptic reuptake, chronic cocaine abuse leads to down-regulation of monoamine systems. Post-cocaine use depression and cocaine craving may be linked to this down-regulation. Antidepressant pharmacotherapy, by augmenting monoamine levels, may alleviate cocaine abstinence symptomatology, as well as relieving dysphoria and associated craving by general antidepressant action.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 4%
Unknown 23 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 17%
Researcher 4 17%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 13%
Student > Master 3 13%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Other 6 25%
Unknown 2 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 29%
Neuroscience 5 21%
Psychology 3 13%
Decision Sciences 1 4%
Social Sciences 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 5 21%