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Alcohol and the Nervous System

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Alcohol is the most widely used drug in the world, yet alcoholism remains a serious addiction affecting nearly 20 million Americans. Our current understanding of alcohol's effect on brain structure and related functional damage is being revolutionized by genetic research, basic neuroscience, brain imaging science, and systematic study of cognitive, sensory, and motor abilities. Volume 125 of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology is a comprehensive, in-depth treatise of studies on alcohol and the brain covering the basic understanding of alcohol's effect on the central nervous system, the diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism, and prospect for recovery. The chapters within will be of interest to clinical neurologists, neuropsychologists, and researchers in all facets and levels of the neuroscience of alcohol and alcoholism.



  • The first focused reference specifically on alcohol and the brain
  • Details our current understanding of how alcohol impacts the central nervous system
  • Covers clinical and social impact of alcohol abuse disorders and the biomedical consequences of alcohol abuse
  • Includes section on neuroimaging of neurochemical markers and brain function

  • ISBN: 9780444626226 |
  • Hardcover: 704 pages |
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science |
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  • Language: English |
  • Format: Ebook