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Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 1997 Nov;5(4):344-52.

Alerting effects of methylphenidate under basal and sleep-deprived conditions.

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  • 1Sleep Disorders and Research Center, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202-2689, USA.

Abstract

Six men and 3 women on each of 4 days received 10 mg of methylphenidate or placebo (2 times a day) at 0800 and 1200 after 8 hr or 0 hr of sleep. Sleep latency was measured by the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) at 0930, 1130, 1330, 1530, and 1730. Participants also completed divided-attention and auditory vigilance tasks at 1000 and 1400 and the Profile of Mood States (POMS) and the Addiction Research Center Inventory (ARCI) after the 0930 and 1330 latency tests. The drug increased mean latency on the MSLT in both sleep conditions. Performance only showed drug effects after prior sleep deprivation. On the POMS, the drug increased Vigor and reduced Fatigue and Depression scale scores, primarily after sleep deprivation. The drug increased the ARCI Amphetamine and Morphine-Benzedrine scores only in the basal state. The ARCI Pentobarbital score was increased by sleep deprivation and decreased by the drug.

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9386961
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