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Saccade and cognitive impairment associated with kava intoxication

Overview of attention for article published in Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical & Experimental, January 2003
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Title
Saccade and cognitive impairment associated with kava intoxication
Published in
Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical & Experimental, January 2003
DOI 10.1002/hup.532
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Authors

Sheree Cairney, Paul Maruff, Alan R. Clough, Alex Collie, Jon Currie, Bart J. Currie

Abstract

Kava is an extract from the Piper methysticum Forst. f. plant that has social and spiritual importance in Pacific islands societies. Herbal remedies that contain kava are used for the psychiatric treatment of anxiety and insomnia. Laboratory studies have found only subtle, if any, changes on cognitive or motor functions from the acute effects of consuming small clinical doses of kava products. Intoxication from recreational doses of kava has not been studied. The performance of individuals intoxicated from drinking kava (n=11) was compared with a control group (n=17) using saccade and cognitive tests. On average, intoxicated individuals had consumed 205 g of kava powder each (approximately 150 times clinical doses) in a group session that went for 14.4 h and ended 8 h prior to testing. Intoxicated kava drinkers showed ataxia, tremors, sedation, blepharospasm and elevated liver enzymes (GGT and ALP), together with saccadic dysmetria, saccadic slowing and reduced accuracy performing a visual search task that only became evident as the task complexity increased. Kava intoxication is characterized by specific abnormalities of movement coordination and visual attention but normal performance of complex cognitive functions. Saccade abnormalities suggest disruption of cerebellar and GABAergic functions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 3%
Austria 1 3%
Unknown 29 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 35%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 23%
Student > Master 4 13%
Unspecified 2 6%
Lecturer 2 6%
Other 5 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 10 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 16%
Unspecified 4 13%
Physics and Astronomy 2 6%
Other 4 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 March 2015.
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#1,320,913
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Outputs from Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical & Experimental
#108
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#46,106
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Outputs of similar age from Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical & Experimental
#7
of 17 outputs
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