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Cognitive Remediation for Methamphetamine Use Disorder

posted on 2023-01-10, 01:36 authored by ALEXANDRA CATHERINE ANDERSON
Executive dysfunction is a core feature of methamphetamine use disorder (MUD) and is linked with poor clinical outcomes across substance use disorders. Current evidence-based MUD treatments do not directly target these deficits; although cognition remediation may be well-suited to fill this gap. Goal Management Training (GMT) is an evidence-based cognitive remediation intervention, originally designed for neurological populations. This thesis tailored GMT (now GMT+) to enhance relevance for MUD and explored tolerability and initial benefits for executive functions and outcomes. The findings provide preliminary support for GMT+ as an adjunctive MUD treatment and provide clinical recommendations to further optimise the intervention.


Principal supervisor

Antonio Verdejo-garcia

Additional supervisor 1

Dan Lubman

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Psychological Sciences

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences