A Pilot Study of Osmotic-Release Methylphenidate (OROS-MPH) in Initiating and Maintaining Abstinence in Smokers with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
The primary objective of this study was to evaluate whether OROS-MPH (Concerta), relative to placebo, increases the effectiveness of standard smoking treatment (i.e., nicotine patch and individual smoking cessation counseling) in obtaining prolonged abstinence for smokers with ADHD. The study involved 255 participants, recruited from six sites.
Winhusen, T., et al. (2010). Impact of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment on smoking cessation intervention in ADHD smokers: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 71 (12): 1680-8.
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