Rat Study Suggests Oxycodone Can Cause Long-term Behavioral Changes – PsychCentral.com

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Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on November 18, 2014

Rat Study Suggests Oxycodone Can Cause Long-term Behavioral Changes

New research using a rat model suggests even brief usage of the painkiller oxycodone may impair behavior in a person even after use of the medication ends.

Investigators believe use of oxycodone may result in a “cognitive hangover” that can lead to enduring brain changes that (more…)