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Cognitive Effects of Drug Abuse

Volume 5 - Issue 1

Jl Vilchez*

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    • Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam

    *Corresponding author: Jl Vilchez, Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Received: May 15, 2018;   Published: May 30, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.05.001138

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Abstract

There is lack of studies that exhaustively work on the cognitive consequences of psychotropic substance abuse. Literature shows that the most affected cognitive processes because this abuse is learning, memory and cognitive flexibility. Recent data using experimental Psychology tasks have pointed out that consumer population has significantly greater Reaction Times than the non-consumer population in these three cognitive areas. Drug-rehabilitation centers must take into account neurocognitive stimulation within the treatments they offer to this kind of patients.

Keywords: Substance Abuse; Neuropsychology; Cognitive Impairment; Learning; Memory; Cognitive Flexibility; Mental Footnotes

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