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Dopamine D₂ Antagonists Impact Nicotine Reward Processing in Schizophrenia


#1

https://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/home/schizophrenia-advisor/dopamine-d₂-antagonists-impact-nicotine-reward-processing-in-schizophrenia/

Patients with schizophrenia who are prescribed potent dopamine D₂ receptor antagonists often increase smoking and experience difficulty quitting. Possibly, this is due to a mechanism of these medications to reduce the reward-enhancing effect of nicotine, according to a study published in Schizophrenia Bulletin .


#2

Abilify has a very addictive quality to it, so I’m not too surprised