Learning and Memory Performance After Withdrawal of Agent Abuse: A Review

Bahareh Amin, Sasan Andalib, Golnaz Vaseghi, Azadeh Mesripour

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CONTEXT: Agent abuse is a dire predicament worldwide. Learning and memory deficits stemming from the withdrawal of such agents is an increasingly burning issue for researchers.

EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: The present review revisits the literature generated by far pertaining to the research on memory and cognition deficiencies after withdrawal of agent abuse and corresponding mechanisms.

RESULTS: Deficiency on spatial memory, episodic memory and working memory are common after withdrawal of agent abuse.

CONCLUSIONS: The present review suggests that memory dysfunction may result from withdrawal of agent abuse.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1822
JournalIranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes


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