Reversibility in Alcohol Dementia

  • Mats Berglund
  • Jarl Risberg
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 126)


The present paper concerns the reversibility of alcohol dementia studied with psychometric methods combined with regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) determinations. Previous studies have indicated, that, in alcoholics staying sober, there is a long-term reversibility of the cognitive impairment in general (Long & McLachlan 1974) and especially regarding the spatial ability (McLachlan & Levinson 1974, Berglund et al. 1977a). The factors determining reversibility in alcohol dementia have, however, previously not been studied specificly.


Cerebral Blood Flow Regional Cerebral Blood Flow Alcohol Withdrawal Regional Blood Flow Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mats Berglund
    • 1
  • Jarl Risberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity Hospital85 LundSweden

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