Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Delayed Verbal Recall in Crack/Cocaine Dependents.

@article{Viola2015BrainDerivedNF,
  title={Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Delayed Verbal Recall in Crack/Cocaine Dependents.},
  author={Thiago Wendt Viola and Saulo Gantes Tractenberg and Bruno Kluwe-Schiavon and Mateus Luz Levandowski and Breno Sanvicente-Vieira and Luis Eduardo Wearick-Silva and Lucas Ara{\'u}jo De Azeredo and Ant{\^o}nio L{\'u}cio Teixeira and Rodrigo Grassi-Oliveira},
  journal={European addiction research},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={
          273-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Considering the role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in memory processes and its peripheral response during the detoxification of cocaine, the aim of this study was to investigate whether plasma BDNF levels could be related to memory performance in women with crack/cocaine dependence. METHODS Twenty-five abstinent female crack/cocaine users (CCD) and 25 unmedicated healthy women (HW), carefully matched for age and years of formal education, were assessed regarding… CONTINUE READING
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