The role of impulsive behavior in drug abuse

  title={The role of impulsive behavior in drug abuse},
  author={J. L. Perry and M. Carroll},
  • J. L. Perry, M. Carroll
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychopharmacology
  • BackgroundImpulsivity is a multifaceted construct that has recently been recognized as a factor contributing to enhanced vulnerability to drug abuse.ObjectivesIn the present review, we focus on two facets of impulsivity (and tasks that measure them): (1) impulsive choice (delay discounting task) and (2) inhibitory failure (go/no-go, stop signal reaction time, and five-choice serial reaction time tasks). We also describe how performance on each of these tasks is associated with drug-related… CONTINUE READING
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