TITLE

Alcoholism and the Brain

AUTHOR(S)
Oscar-Berman, Marlene; Marinkovic, Ksenija
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Alcohol Research & Health;2003, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p125
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
13839618

 

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