Everyday problems with executive dysfunction and impulsivity in adults recovering from methamphetamine addiction

Carilyn Ellis, William Hoffman, Sarah Jaehnert, Jane Plagge, Jennifer M. Loftis, Daniel Schwartz, Marilyn Huckans

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Abstract

Objectives: Compared with nonaddicted controls (CTLs), adults in remission from methamphetamine addiction (MAREM) evidence impairments on objective measures of executive functioning and impulsivity. Methods: To evaluate the impact of these impairments in MA-REM adults, demographically matched groups (MA-REM, n=30; CTLs, n=24) completed objective and self-report measures of executive functioning and impulsivity. Results: MA-REMadults demonstrated significantly (P<0.050) greater objective and subjective problems with executive functioning and impulsivity. Conclusions: These results suggest that adults in MA-REM are aware of their deficits and that these deficits have significant impact in everyday life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalAddictive Disorders and their Treatment
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • executive function
  • impulsivity
  • methamphetamine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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