Educational attainment is not a good proxy for cognitive function in methamphetamine dependence.

TitleEducational attainment is not a good proxy for cognitive function in methamphetamine dependence.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsDean, AC, Hellemann G, Sugar CA, London ED
JournalDrug and alcohol dependence
Volume123
Issue1-3
Pagination249-54
Date Published2012 Jun 1
ISSN1879-0046
Abstract

We sought to test the hypothesis that methamphetamine use interferes with both the quantity and quality of one's education, such that the years of education obtained by methamphetamine dependent individuals serves to underestimate general cognitive functioning and overestimate the quality of academic learning.

DOI10.1042/AN20110027
Alternate JournalDrug Alcohol Depend