Relation of Neuropsychological Test Performance in Alcoholics to Brain Morphology Measured by Computed Tomography

  • D. Adrian Wilkinson
  • Peter L. Carlen
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 126)


Many chronic alcoholics have demonstrable cognitive deficits and demonstrable brain damage (Parsons, 1977). It has, reasonably enough, been assumed that the brain damage causes the cognitive deficits, but the hypothesis has not been directly tested. The hypothesis would be supported if measures of tissue loss in alcoholic subjects were demonstrated to be good predictors of cognitive dysfunction and vice versa. The present report is of an attempt to conduct such a study, and contains some preliminary findings.


Cerebral Atrophy Brain Morphology Clinical Neurological Examination Morphological Score Alcoholic Subject 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Adrian Wilkinson
    • 1
  • Peter L. Carlen
    • 1
  1. 1.Addiction Research FoundationTorontoCanada

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