Evidence for subtle verbal fluency deficits in occasional stimulant users: quick to play loose with verbal rules.

@article{Reske2011EvidenceFS,
  title={Evidence for subtle verbal fluency deficits in occasional stimulant users: quick to play loose with verbal rules.},
  author={Martina Reske and Dean C. Delis and Martin P. Paulus},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={
          361-8
        }
}
Psychostimulants like cocaine and amphetamine are commonly abused by young adults who often state that they take these drugs to increase social or cognitive performance. The current study tested the hypothesis that individuals at early stages of occasional stimulant use show subtle executive dysfunctions such as verbal fluency deficits. 155 young (age 18-25), non-dependent occasional users of stimulants and 49 stimulant naïve comparison subjects performed the Delis-Kaplan Verbal Fluency test… CONTINUE READING
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