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CHRISTOPHER D VERRICO

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
DivisionPsychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
AddressOne Baylor Plaza
MS: BCM350
Houston TX 77030
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    TitleAssistant Professor
    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
    DivisionPharmacology


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    1. Mathai DS, Holst M, Rodgman C, Haile CN, Keller J, Hussain MZ, Kosten TR, Newton TF, Verrico CD. Guanfacine Attenuates Adverse Effects of Dronabinol (THC) on Working Memory in Adolescent-Onset Heavy Cannabis Users: A Pilot Study. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2017 Jun 23; appineuropsych16120328. PMID: 28641496.
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    2. Mathai DS, Verrico CD, Shorter D, Coverdale JH, Kosten TR. "Just one bad high:" considering synthetic cannabinoid outcome expectancies in adolescents. Am J Addict. 2016 Oct 17. PMID: 27749024.
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    3. Verrico CD, Haile CN, De La Garza R, Grasing K, Kosten TR, Newton TF. Subjective and Cardiovascular Effects of Intravenous Methamphetamine during Perindopril Maintenance: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Human Laboratory Study. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2016 Jul; 19(7). PMID: 27207905.
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    4. Rodgman C, Verrico CD, Holst M, Thompson-Lake D, Haile CN, De La Garza R, Raskind MA, Newton TF. Doxazosin XL reduces symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans with PTSD: a pilot clinical trial. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 May; 77(5):e561-5. PMID: 27249080.
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    5. De La Garza R, Verrico CD, Newton TF, Mahoney JJ, Thompson-Lake DG. Safety and Preliminary Efficacy of the Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor Huperzine A as a Treatment for Cocaine Use Disorder. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2016 Mar; 19(3):pyv098. PMID: 26364275; PMCID: PMC4815469.
    6. Newton TF, Haile CN, Mahoney JJ, Shah R, Verrico CD, De La Garza R, Kosten TR. Dopamine D3 receptor-preferring agonist enhances the subjective effects of cocaine in humans. Psychiatry Res. 2015 Nov 30; 230(1):44-9. PMID: 26239766.
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    7. Mahoney JJ, Thompson-Lake DG, Cooper K, Verrico CD, Newton TF, De La Garza R. A comparison of impulsivity, depressive symptoms, lifetime stress and sensation seeking in healthy controls versus participants with cocaine or methamphetamine use disorders. J Psychopharmacol. 2015 Jan; 29(1):50-6. PMID: 25424624.
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    8. Rodgman CJ, Verrico CD, Worthy RB, Lewis EE. Inpatient detoxification from a synthetic cannabinoid and control of postdetoxification cravings with naltrexone. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2014; 16(4). PMID: 25664202; PMCID: PMC4318662.
    9. Kalechstein AD, Mahoney JJ, Verrico CD, De La Garza R. Short-term, low-dose varenicline administration enhances information processing speed in methamphetamine-dependent users. Neuropharmacology. 2014 Oct; 85:493-8. PMID: 24930359.
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    10. Verrico CD, Haile CN, Mahoney JJ, Thompson-Lake DG, Newton TF, De La Garza R. Treatment with modafinil and escitalopram, alone and in combination, on cocaine-induced effects: a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled human laboratory study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Aug 1; 141:72-8. PMID: 24928479; PMCID: PMC4120836.
    11. Mahoney JJ, De La Garza R, Jackson BJ, Verrico CD, Ho A, Iqbal T, Newton TF. The relationship between sleep and drug use characteristics in participants with cocaine or methamphetamine use disorders. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Oct 30; 219(2):367-71. PMID: 24951161; PMCID: PMC4119803.
    12. Verrico CD, Gu H, Peterson ML, Sampson AR, Lewis DA. Repeated ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol exposure in adolescent monkeys: persistent effects selective for spatial working memory. Am J Psychiatry. 2014 Apr; 171(4):416-25. PMID: 24577206; PMCID: PMC4012614.
    13. Verrico CD, Mahoney JJ, Thompson-Lake DG, Bennett RS, Newton TF, De La Garza R. Safety and efficacy of varenicline to reduce positive subjective effects produced by methamphetamine in methamphetamine-dependent volunteers. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2014 Feb; 17(2):223-33. PMID: 24393456; PMCID: PMC4423531.
    14. Mahoney JJ, Kalechstein AD, Verrico CD, Arnoudse NM, Shapiro BA, De La Garza R. Preliminary findings of the effects of rivastigmine, an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, on working memory in cocaine-dependent volunteers. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2014 Apr 3; 50:137-42. PMID: 24239594; PMCID: PMC4432863.
    15. Verrico CD, Haile CN, Newton TF, Kosten TR, De La Garza R, De La Garza R. Pharmacotherapeutics for substance-use disorders: a focus on dopaminergic medications. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2013 Dec; 22(12):1549-68. PMID: 24033127; PMCID: PMC4422382.
    16. Volk DW, Siegel BI, Verrico CD, Lewis DA. Endocannabinoid metabolism in the prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2013 Jun; 147(1):53-7. PMID: 23561296; PMCID: PMC3650113.
    17. Verrico CD, Liu S, Bitler EJ, Gu H, Sampson AR, Bradberry CW, Lewis DA. Delay- and dose-dependent effects of ??-tetrahydrocannabinol administration on spatial and object working memory tasks in adolescent rhesus monkeys. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2012 May; 37(6):1357-66. PMID: 22218091; PMCID: PMC3327841.
    18. Verrico CD, Liu S, Asafu-Adjei JK, Sampson AR, Bradberry CW, Lewis DA. Acquisition and baseline performance of working memory tasks by adolescent rhesus monkeys. Brain Res. 2011 Mar 10; 1378:91-104. PMID: 21215729; PMCID: PMC3084523.
    19. Eggan SM, Stoyak SR, Verrico CD, Lewis DA. Cannabinoid CB1 receptor immunoreactivity in the prefrontal cortex: Comparison of schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2010 Sep; 35(10):2060-71. PMID: 20555313; PMCID: PMC2967726.
    20. Verrico CD, Lynch L, Fahey MA, Fryer AK, Miller GM, Madras BK. MDMA-induced impairment in primates: antagonism by a selective norepinephrine or serotonin, but not by a dopamine/norepinephrine transport inhibitor. J Psychopharmacol. 2008 Mar; 22(2):187-202. PMID: 18308800.
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    21. Verrico CD, Miller GM, Madras BK. MDMA (Ecstasy) and human dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin transporters: implications for MDMA-induced neurotoxicity and treatment. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2007 Jan; 189(4):489-503. PMID: 16220332.
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    22. Miller GM, Verrico CD, Jassen A, Konar M, Yang H, Panas H, Bahn M, Johnson R, Madras BK. Primate trace amine receptor 1 modulation by the dopamine transporter. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2005 Jun; 313(3):983-94. PMID: 15764732.
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    23. Verrico CD, Jentsch JD, Roth RH, Taylor JR. Repeated, intermittent delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol administration to rats impairs acquisition and performance of a test of visuospatial divided attention. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2004 Mar; 29(3):522-9. PMID: 14694348.
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    24. Verrico CD, Jentsch JD, Roth RH. Persistent and anatomically selective reduction in prefrontal cortical dopamine metabolism after repeated, intermittent cannabinoid administration to rats. Synapse. 2003 Jul; 49(1):61-6. PMID: 12710016.
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    25. Verrico CD, Jentsch JD, Dazzi L, Roth RH. Systemic, but not local, administration of cannabinoid CB1 receptor agonists modulate prefrontal cortical acetylcholine efflux in the rat. Synapse. 2003 Jun 15; 48(4):178-83. PMID: 12687636.
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    26. De La Garza R, Jentsch JD, Verrico CD, Roth RH. Adaptation of monoaminergic responses to phencyclidine in nucleus accumbens and prefrontal cortex following repeated treatment with fluoxetine or imipramine. Brain Res. 2002 Dec 20; 958(1):20-7. PMID: 12468026.
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    27. George TP, Picciotto MR, Verrico CD, Roth RH. Effects of nicotine pretreatment on dopaminergic and behavioral responses to conditioned fear stress in rats: dissociation of biochemical and behavioral effects. Biol Psychiatry. 2001 Feb 1; 49(3):300-6. PMID: 11230881.
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    28. George TP, Verrico CD, Picciotto MR, Roth RH. Nicotinic modulation of mesoprefrontal dopamine neurons: pharmacologic and neuroanatomic characterization. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2000 Oct; 295(1):58-66. PMID: 10991961.
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    29. George TP, Verrico CD, Xu L, Roth RH. Effects of repeated nicotine administration and footshock stress on rat mesoprefrontal dopamine systems: Evidence for opioid mechanisms. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2000 Jul; 23(1):79-88. PMID: 10869888.
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    30. Jentsch JD, Dazzi L, Chhatwal JP, Verrico CD, Roth RH. Reduced prefrontal cortical dopamine, but not acetylcholine, release in vivo after repeated, intermittent phencyclidine administration to rats. Neurosci Lett. 1998 Dec 24; 258(3):175-8. PMID: 9885959.
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    31. George TP, Verrico CD, Roth RH. Effects of repeated nicotine pre-treatment on mesoprefrontal dopaminergic and behavioral responses to acute footshock stress. Brain Res. 1998 Aug 10; 801(1-2):36-49. PMID: 9729261.
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    32. Jentsch JD, Verrico CD, Le D, Roth RH. Repeated exposure to delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol reduces prefrontal cortical dopamine metabolism in the rat. Neurosci Lett. 1998 May 1; 246(3):169-72. PMID: 9792619.
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    33. Fernstrom MH, Verrico CD, Ebaugh AL, Fernstrom JD. Diet-induced changes in serum cholesterol concentrations do not alter tryptophan hydroxylation rate or serotonin concentrations in gerbil brain. Life Sci. 1996; 58(17):1433-44. PMID: 8622569.
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