Alcoholism and the Brain

Oscar-Berman, Marlene; Marinkovic, Ksenija
June 2003
Alcohol Research & Health;2003, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p125
Academic Journal
Alcoholism can affect the brain and behavior in a variety of ways, and multiple factors can influence these effects. A person's susceptibility to alcoholism-related brain damage may be associated with his or her age, gender, drinking history, and nutrition, as well as with the vulnerability of specific brain regions. Investigators use a variety of methods to study alcoholism related brain damage, including examining brains of deceased patients as well as neuroimaging, a technique that enables researchers to test and observe the living brain and to evaluate structural damage in the brain.


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