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Type: Poster
Title: Methamphetamine dependence is associated with deficits in affective but not cognitive Theory of Mind.
Authors: Cattie JE, Knight A, Morgan EE, Woods SP, Grant I, and the TMARC Group
Date: 02-12-2014
Abstract:Chronic methamphetamine users performed more poorly on affective aspects of verbal ToM relative to healthy participants, despite comparable performance on control items (e.g., non- social reasoning items). This pattern is consistent with MA- associated neurotoxicity in both frontal and limbic circuits. Understanding the presence and magnitude of social cognitive deficits in MA users may aid in the identification of individuals at risk for poor interpersonal functioning, who may benefit from skill- based interventions.

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