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Alcoholism-Associated Molecular Adaptations In Brain Neurocognitive Circuits

After many years of heavy drinking, alcohol produces pathological alterations in the brain. In many alcoholics these changes culminate in massive social deterioration and disorders of memory and learning. Severe cognitive impairments occur in approximately 10% of heavy drinkers.
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Abstinence, heavy drinking, binge drinking associated with increased risk of cognitive impairment

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 years ago)

Previous research regarding the association between alcohol consumption and dementia or cognitive impairment in later life suggests that mild to moderate alcohol consumption might be protective of dementia. However, most of the rese... Read Post

The Damaging Effects Of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure May Be Complicated By A Family History Of Alcoholism

Health : Medical News Today (2 years ago)

Prenatal exposure to alcohol (PAE) can lead to serious deficiencies associated with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), such as impairments in general intelligence, adaptive function, verbal lea... Read Post

A Comparison Of Profiles Of Learning And Memory Impairments In 2 Groups Of Children

Health : Medical News Today (4 years ago)

Children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure and children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder A new study has compared the verbal learning and memory performance of children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) with... Read Post


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