Speedy action over goal orientation' : cognitive impulsivity in male forensic patients with dyslexia

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Speedy action over goal orientation' : cognitive impulsivity in male forensic patients with dyslexia

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dc.contributor.author Dåderman, Anna M
dc.contributor.author Wirsén Meurling, Ann
dc.contributor.author Levander, Sten
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-18T13:41:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-18T13:41:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1076-9242 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14635
dc.description.abstract Previous neuropsychiatric studies suggest a relationship between reading disability and cognitive impulsivity. This relationship is not entirely explained by the high comorbidity between reading disability and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as children with a co-occurrence of these disorders tend to be more impulsive than those with ADHD only. Other research has demonstrated that poor verbal skill (irrespective of the presence of dyslexia) deficits in executive functions and impulsivity are important risk factors for criminal behaviour. The present study bridges these two research traditions by examining whether patients undergoing forensic psychiatric investigation who also have dyslexia, have a cognitive style characterized by impulsivity. Male forensic patients (mean age 27 years, range 16–35) with (n = 9) and without (n = 13) dyslexia were evaluated on the computerized EuroCog test battery. The findings suggest that patients with dyslexia tend to use a cognitive impulsive style and suggest a more direct link between dyslexia and cognitive impulsivity that is not mediated by the presence of ADHD. In order to identify treatment needs and tailor treatment accordingly, forensic patients should be assessed with respect to poor verbal skill, dyslexia and impulsivity. en_US
dc.format.extent 10
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. en_US
dc.subject cognitive impulsive strategy en_US
dc.subject dyslexia en_US
dc.subject ADHD en_US
dc.subject EuroCog (APT) en_US
dc.subject Forensic psychiatric patients en_US
dc.subject.classification Medicine en_US
dc.title Speedy action over goal orientation' : cognitive impulsivity in male forensic patients with dyslexia en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Criminology (KR) en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/dys.1444 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Dyslexia;4
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 18 en_US
dc.format.ePage 235
dc.format.sPage 226
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