Nicotine decreases bradykinesia-rigidity in haloperidol-treated patients with schizophrenia.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

We applied nicotine 21 mg and matching placebo transdermal patches to thirty haloperidol-treated patients with schizophrenia who smoked. Clinical assessments of bradykinesia-rigidity were lower during nicotine patch administration than during placebo patch administration.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yang, YK; Nelson, L; Kamaraju, L; Wilson, W; McEvoy, JP

Published Date

  • October 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 684 - 686

PubMed ID

  • 12377405

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0893-133X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0893-133X(02)00325-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England