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nic patch better than antidepressants in elderly

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I use nicotine for improving executive function; think I'll stick with cigars but:

"And we were pleasantly surprised with the results. We found an over 86% response to nicotine in our small sample and an over 50% remission rate. This is comparable if not better than open-label trials for currently available antidepressants," said Gandelman.

"It also targets a new mechanism and doesn't have some of the same side effects that other antidepressants have. Notably, we saw moderate weight loss with nicotine," rather than the weight gain commonly seen after use of antidepressants, he added.

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