Imaging sex differences in smoking-induced dopamine release via novel PET methods

What is the purpose of this trial?

This study is designed to measure the dopamine response to smoking cigarettes while on a nicotine patch or placebo patch. Volunteers will wear either the nicotine patch or placebo patch for one week followed by a PET scan where they will be asked to smoke in the camera. Volunteers will return to their normal smoking habits and repeat the nicotine/placebo patches and scan approximately one week later.

Participation Guidelines

Ages: 18 - 55 years

Gender: Both

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Start Date: 07/24/2015

End Date: 06/01/2020

Last Updated: 06/22/2018

Study HIC#: 1505015939

Get Involved

For more information about this study, contact:
Jon Mikael Anderson
+1 203-737-7074

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Evan Morris

Principal Investigator