Neuropsychological correlates of opioid dependence and withdrawal.

@article{Lyvers2003NeuropsychologicalCO,
  title={Neuropsychological correlates of opioid dependence and withdrawal.},
  author={Michael Lyvers and Michael Yakimoff},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={605-11}
}
Severity of opioid dependence, and performance on two successive runs of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST), were assessed in 39 right-handed male and female methadone patients who had been randomly assigned to either a recently dosed (n=21) or 24 hr abstinent (n=18) condition. Results indicated that severity of opioid dependence was positively correlated with perseverative responses and errors on the second run of the WCST, p<.05. Further, controlling for the effect of dependence severity… CONTINUE READING

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