Affiliation: University of Texas Health Science Center
- Differential activation of the anterior cingulate cortex and caudate nucleus during a gambling simulation in persons with a family history of alcoholism: studies from the Oklahoma Family Health Patterns ProjectAshley Acheson
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Research Imaging Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 6240, San Antonio, TX 78229, United States
Drug Alcohol Depend 100:17-23. 2009..These findings correspond to models of risk in FH+ persons that postulate biases in brain decision-making systems as underlying elevated risk for alcoholism...
- Adults with a family history of alcohol related problems are more impulsive on measures of response initiation and response inhibitionAshley Acheson
Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
Drug Alcohol Depend 117:198-203. 2011..However, drawing conclusions is tenuous because these different measures have not been administered together in the same group of participants...
- Bupropion improves attention but does not affect impulsive behavior in healthy young adultsAshley Acheson
Department of Pharmacology, Research Imaging Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 16:113-23. 2008..These results suggest that bupropion improves attention without affecting impulsive behavior in healthy adults. Improvements in attention may contribute to the effectiveness of bupropion as a pharmacotherapy for smoking...
- Comparing the detection of transdermal and breath alcohol concentrations during periods of alcohol consumption ranging from moderate drinking to binge drinkingDonald M Dougherty
Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 20:373-81. 2012....
- Impulsivity, attention, memory, and decision-making among adolescent marijuana usersDonald M Dougherty
Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, NRLC MC 7793, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
Psychopharmacology (Berl) 226:307-19. 2013..This study used a logistic regression model that combines performance on a range of tasks to identify which measures were most altered among adolescent marijuana users...
- Greater discounting of delayed rewards in young adults with family histories of alcohol and drug use disorders: studies from the Oklahoma family health patterns projectAshley Acheson
Department of Psychiatry, Research Imaging Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 35:1607-13. 2011....
- Intolerance to delayed reward in girls with multiple suicide attemptsCharles W Mathias
Division of Neurobehavioral Research, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
Suicide Life Threat Behav 41:277-86. 2011..The multiple attempter girls' preference for immediate gratification may directly increase vulnerability to suicidal acts in the context of distressing states or indirectly increase risk by creating poor life experience over time...
- Differential effects of nicotine on alcohol consumption in men and womenAshley Acheson
Department of Psychiatry, MC3077, The University of Chicago, 5841 S. Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Psychopharmacology (Berl) 186:54-63. 2006..The findings extend existing data on sex differences in the effects of either nicotine or cigarette smoking on alcohol consumption, and support the idea that the pharmacological effects of nicotine may differ in men and women...
- Psychopathic traits and their association with adjustment problems in girlsNora E Charles
Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
Behav Sci Law 30:631-42. 2012..One possible mechanism by which CU traits could be impacting adjustment in girls is by impairing interpersonal relationships...
- Effects of sleep deprivation on impulsive behaviors in men and womenAshley Acheson
Research Imaging Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX, USA
Physiol Behav 91:579-87. 2007..The results indicate that sleep deprivation does not specifically increase impulsive behaviors but may differentially affect risk taking in men and women...
- Diazepam impairs behavioral inhibition but not delay discounting or risk taking in healthy adultsAshley Acheson
Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 14:190-8. 2006..These results are discussed in the context of other recent findings suggesting that different behavioral indices of impulsivity are dissociable and governed by separate underlying mechanisms...
- Nucleus accumbens lesions decrease sensitivity to rapid changes in the delay to reinforcementAshley Acheson
University of Chicago, Department of Psychiatry, Chicago, IL 60637, United States
Behav Brain Res 173:217-28. 2006..NAC lesions may disrupt the ability of the animals to predict the timing of delayed rewards when the delay to reward is changed frequently...
- Prenatal alcohol exposure causes attention deficits in male ratsKathryn A Hausknecht
Department of Psychology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA
Behav Neurosci 119:302-10. 2005..In addition, it was found that, similar to children with FASD, the ethanol-exposed rats had more false alarms. Thus, rats with prenatal ethanol exposure show attention deficits that are similar to those of children with FASD and ADHD...
- Effects of morphine and naltrexone on impulsive decision making in ratsArtur K Kieres
Division of Behavioral Medicine, Farber Hall, Room G56, Building no. 26, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214-3000, USA
Psychopharmacology (Berl) 173:167-74. 2004..CONCLUSIONS: These results suggested that the direct effects of MOR may contribute to the high level of impulsive behavior seen among opiate users...