Executive cognitive functioning in alcohol use disorders.

@article{Giancola1998ExecutiveCF,
  title={Executive cognitive functioning in alcohol use disorders.},
  author={Peter R. Giancola and H. Moss},
  journal={Recent developments in alcoholism : an official publication of the American Medical Society on Alcoholism, the Research Society on Alcoholism, and the National Council on Alcoholism},
  year={1998},
  volume={14},
  pages={
          227-51
        }
}
Executive cognitive functioning (ECF) has been identified as an important determinant in the etiology of alcoholism. ECF represents a "higher-order" cognitive construct involved in the self-regulation of goal-directed behavior. The prefrontal cortex and its subcortical connections represent the primary neurological substrate that subserves ECF. Both alcoholics and individuals at high risk for alcoholism exhibit a mild dysfunction in ECF. However, this deficit appears to be significantly… CONTINUE READING
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