The Characteristics of Methylphenidate on Animal Behavior
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nachum Dafny
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Director, Medical Neuroscience Course
The University of Texas Health
Science Center at Houston
6431 Fannin Street
Suite 7.208Houston, Texas 77030
E-mail: Nachum.Dafny @uth.tmc.edu
Received Date: January 22, 2015 Accepted Date: August 18, 2015 Published Date: August 21,2015
Citation: Dafny N (2015) The Characteristics of Methylphenidate on Animal Behavior. Pharm Anal Acta 6:404. doi: 10.4172/2153-2435.1000404
Copyright: © 2015 Dafny N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Although methylphenidate has been used for decades as a leading treatment for behavioral disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Recently it has been used as a cognitive enhancer and for recreation. The mechanism underlying its actions is still unrevealed. Enhancement of mental function by prescription psychostimulants that promise to improve mental performance, attention, memory, planning, etc., is now wide spread. Moreover, in the last two decades stimulants such as MPD have been prescribed to very young children and adults for treating behavioral disorders such as ADHD. This study aims to provide a short review of methylphenidate’s effect on the animal’s behavior.