Effects of alcohol and hypnosedative drugs on digit-symbol substitution: comparison of two different computerized tests.

@article{Mattila1997EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of alcohol and hypnosedative drugs on digit-symbol substitution: comparison of two different computerized tests.},
  author={Mauri J. Mattila and Marja Mattila-Evenden},
  journal={Journal of psychopharmacology},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={313-7}
}
Computerized symbol-digit substitution tests (SDSTs) and 'yes/no' digit-symbol substitution tests (YNDSTs), together with a digit-digit copying test (DDCT) were compared in a double-blind crossover study for hypnosedative and alcohol effects in 12 young healthy subjects. The tests were carried out before and 1, 3.5 and 5 h after intake of 15 mg diazepam, 30 mg oxazepam, 7.5 mg zopiclone, 15 mg zolpidem or 0.65+0.35 g/kg ethanol, these impaired performance by varying extents. The drug-induced… CONTINUE READING