Executive dysfunction as a risk marker for substance abuse: the role of impulsive personality traits.

@article{Dolan2008ExecutiveDA,
  title={Executive dysfunction as a risk marker for substance abuse: the role of impulsive personality traits.},
  author={Sara L Dolan and Antoine Bechara and Peter E. Nathan},
  journal={Behavioral sciences & the law},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={799-822}
}
The relationships between family history of substance use, executive functions, impaired decision making, and current substance dependence are the focus of this study. Thirty-eight substance-dependent inpatients were compared with 30 community controls on performance on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, Trail-Making Test-B, the Stroop Color Word Test, the Wais-II Digit Span, and the Iowa Gambling Task. Recent alcohol use, depressive symptoms, and impulsivity were also assessed. As hypothesized… CONTINUE READING
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