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'Speedy Action over Goal Orientation': Cognitive Impulsivity in Male Forensic Patients with Dyslexia.
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PMID:  23059751     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Anna M Dåderman; Ann Wirsén Meurling; Sten Levander
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dyslexia (Chichester, England)     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1099-0909     ISO Abbreviation:  Dyslexia     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9511375     Medline TA:  Dyslexia     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Division of Psychology and Organizational Studies, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, University West, SE 461 86, Trollhättan, Sweden.
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