Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Cognitive dysfunctions in chronic cocaine users


Quednow, Boris B; Vonmoos, Matthias (2017). Cognitive dysfunctions in chronic cocaine users. In: Preedy, V R. The Neuroscience of Cocaine. London: Academic Press, 395-405.

Abstract

After nearly three decades of research, there is still no clarity on the causal relationship between chronic cocaine use and cognitive functioning. However, the current literature consistently suggests that broad cognitive impairments occur in not only dependent cocaine users but also recreational cocaine users, with impairments involving attention, working memory declarative memory and executive functions. Moreover, it was recently shown that chronic cocaine users exhibit specific deficits in socio-cognitive abilities, which very likely contribute to the social dysfunctions that occur in their daily lives. Correlation analyses and initial longitudinal studies indicate that most cognitive deficits are at least partially cocaine-induced. Accordingly, there is also some evidence regarding the recovery of cognitive functions in decreasing and long-term abstinent users.

Abstract

After nearly three decades of research, there is still no clarity on the causal relationship between chronic cocaine use and cognitive functioning. However, the current literature consistently suggests that broad cognitive impairments occur in not only dependent cocaine users but also recreational cocaine users, with impairments involving attention, working memory declarative memory and executive functions. Moreover, it was recently shown that chronic cocaine users exhibit specific deficits in socio-cognitive abilities, which very likely contribute to the social dysfunctions that occur in their daily lives. Correlation analyses and initial longitudinal studies indicate that most cognitive deficits are at least partially cocaine-induced. Accordingly, there is also some evidence regarding the recovery of cognitive functions in decreasing and long-term abstinent users.

Statistics

Altmetrics

Downloads

1 download since deposited on 20 Sep 2017
1 download since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:20 Sep 2017 16:03
Last Modified:22 Sep 2017 13:28
Publisher:Academic Press
ISBN:978-0-12-803750-8
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-803750-8.00040-3

Download

Filetype: PDF - Registered users only until 1 September 2018
Size: 1MB
View at publisher
Embargo till: 2018-09-01