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Alcoholic Blackouts and Korsakoff’s Syndrome

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Alcohol Intoxication and Withdrawal

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Several studies in recent years (Goodwin, 1970; Tamerin, et al., 1971) have indicated that alcohol-induced intoxication is sometimes associated with a specific short-term memory deficit during the period of intoxication followed by amnesia (blackout) for the period during which short-term memory was impaired. Hence, alcoholic blackouts, defined as alcohol-related inability to remember ordinarily memorable events, appears to represent an anterograde form of amnesia.

Supported by Grant Nos. AA00209, DA4RG008, MH05804 and a Research Scientist Development Award AA47325 from the National Institute of Mental Health (Dr. Goodwin).

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Goodwin, D.W., Hill, S.Y., Hopper, S. (1975). Alcoholic Blackouts and Korsakoff’s Syndrome. In: Gross, M.M. (eds) Alcohol Intoxication and Withdrawal. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol 59. Springer, Boston, MA.

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