Comparison of impulsivity and working memory in cocaine addiction and pathological gambling: Implications for cocaine-induced neurotoxicity

Natalia Albein-Urios, Jose Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, Oscar M Lozano Rojas, Luke Clark, Antonio Javier Verdejo-Garcia

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The aim of this study was to compare the cognitive performance of cocaine dependent individuals (CDI) with that of pathological gamblers (PG). Cocaine dependence and pathological gambling share neurobiological vulnerabilities related to addiction, but PG are relatively free of the toxic consequences, such that any additional deficits observed in CDI may be interpreted as pertaining to specific drug effects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 6
Number of pages6
JournalDrug and Alcohol Dependence
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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