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The effects of alcohol and other drugs on psychomotor performance and cognitive function.
The behavioural toxicity of alcohol is compared with the effects of these other drugs on psychomotor performance and cognitive function and the results are compared with those of a number of similar studies which examined theeffects of other psychoactive substances.
The effects of reboxetine and amitriptyline, with and without alcohol on cognitive function and psychomotor performance.
- J. Kerr, J. Powell, I. Hindmarch
- Psychology, MedicineBritish journal of clinical pharmacology
- 1 August 1996
It is concluded that reboxetine at doses of 4 mg and below is free from disruptive effects on cognitive function and psychomotor performance, and that it does not act synergistically with alcohol, in contrast to amitriptyline.
The effects of paroxetine, alone and in combination with alcohol on psychomotor performance and cognitive function in the elderly
- J. Kerr, D. Fairweather, R. Mahendran, I. Hindmarch
- Medicine, PsychologyInternational clinical psychopharmacology
- 1 November 1992
The pattern of results indicated that paroxetine had little or no effect on most of the test variables, and in some instances improved information processing ability, in marked contrast to the lorazepam verum which produced sedation and disruption of performance.
The effects of alcohol on the cognitive function of males and females and on skills relating to car driving
- J. Kerr, N. Sherwood, I. Hindmarch, J. Bhatti, G. Starmer, D. Mascord
- Medicine, Psychology
- 1 March 1992
Moderate doses of alcohol can produce significant deficits in perceptual and motor skills related to driving a vehicle, particularly those involving psychomotor function.
Citalopram Compared to Dothiepin and Placebo: Effects on Cognitive Function and Psychomotor Performance
It is concluded that citalopram is relatively free from behavioural toxicity and so represents a significant improvement over the older antidepressant agents such as dothiepin.
The effects of acute and repeated doses of zolpidem on subjective sleep, psychomotor performance and cognitive function in elderly volunteers
- D. Fairweather, J. Kerr, I. Hindmarch
- Psychology, MedicineEuropean Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Zolpidem produced a subjective improvement in sleep but did not impair performance the following day, and during repeated administration, there was no tolerance to the effects of sleep latency and quality of sleep, nor adverse effects on task performance.
The effects of alcohol alone or in combination with other drugs on information processing, task performance and subjective responses
Although results vary, both nicotine and caffeine appear to antagonize the detrimental effects of alcohol on performance, which can combine synergistically with alcohol to produce profound psychomotor and cognitive impairment.
Separate and combined effects of the social drugs on psychomotor performance
Memory and motor function were shown to be facilitated by nicotine or caffeine, and the debilitating effects of alcohol were frequently antagonised by either drug.
Two myths of addiction: the addictive personality and the issue of free choice
- J. Kerr
- 1 February 1996
This short review paper examines two aspects of addiction controversies: whether there is such an entity as an addictive personality, and the question of whether free choice is involved in substance…
Effects of Nicotine Gum on Short-Term Memory
It is suggested that nicotine facilitates the processing of stimulus information in short-term memory in smokers and no effect on reaction time when the information was absent from memory.