The influence of 5-HTT and COMT genotypes on verbal fluency in ecstasy users.

@article{Fagundo2010TheIO,
  title={The influence of 5-HTT and COMT genotypes on verbal fluency in ecstasy users.},
  author={Ana Beatriz Fagundo and Elisabet Cuy{\'a}s and Antonio Verdejo-Garc{\'i}a and Olha Khymenets and Klaus Langohr and Roc{\'i}o Mart{\'i}n-Santos and Mag{\'i} Farr{\'e} and Rafael de la Torre},
  journal={Journal of psychopharmacology},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={
          1381-93
        }
}
Deficits in verbal fluency associated with ecstasy use have been well established; however, the mechanisms underlying this impairment have yet to be elucidated. In this study we investigated for the first time whether there was a disproportionate impairment in two cognitive subcomponents of verbal fluency: clustering (ability to generate words within the same subcategory) and switching (ability to change the subcategory). We also investigated a possible association between ecstasy use and… CONTINUE READING
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