Everyday and prospective memory deficits in ecstasy/polydrug users
Hadjiefthyvoulou, F., Fisk, John E, Montgomery, Catharine and Bridges, Nikola 2010. Everyday and prospective memory deficits in ecstasy/polydrug users. Journal of Psychopharmacology. 25 (4), pp. 453-464.
|Authors||Hadjiefthyvoulou, F., Fisk, John E, Montgomery, Catharine and Bridges, Nikola|
The impact of ecstasy/polydrug use on real-world memory (i.e. everyday memory, cognitive failures and prospective memory [PM]) was investigated in a sample of 42 ecstasy/polydrug users and 31 non-ecstasy users. Laboratory-based PM tasks were administered along with self-reported measures of PM to test whether any ecstasy/polydrug-related impairment on the different aspects of PM was present. Self-reported measures of everyday memory and cognitive failures were also administered. Ecstasy/polydrug associated deficits were observed on both laboratory and self-reported measures of PM and everyday memory. The present study extends previous research by demonstrating that deficits in PM are real and cannot be simply attributed to self-misperceptions. The deficits observed reflect some general capacity underpinning both time- and event-based PM contexts and are not task specific. Among this group of ecstasy/polydrug users recreational use of cocaine was also prominently associated with PM deficits. Further research might explore the differential effects of individual illicit drugs on real-world memory.
|Journal||Journal of Psychopharmacology|
|Journal citation||25 (4), pp. 453-464|
|Publisher||SAGE Publications for British Association for Psychopharmacology|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1177/0269881109359101|
|Web address (URL)||https://doi.org/10.1177/0269881109359101|
|Online||01 Feb 2010|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||07 Nov 2018|
|Copyright information||Hadjiefthyvoulou, Florentia and Fisk, John E and Montgomery, Catharine and Bridges, Nikola (2011) ‘Everyday and prospective memory deficits in ecstasy/polydrug users’, Journal of Psychopharmacology, 25(4), pp. 453-464. © 2010 The authors. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269881109359101.|
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