Alcoholic Brain Syndrome
Short Description or Definition
“Alcoholic brain syndrome” is a collection of several syndromes associated with the acute or chronic use of alcohol, resulting in significant impairment on normal brain functioning (APA Dictionary of Psychology, 2007).
Alcohol withdrawal delirium: A reversible condition that develops after cessation of chronic, extreme alcohol intake. Symptoms include disturbed consciousness (e.g., disruption in attention/concentration), disruption in memory, orientation, and language beyond what would be expected from typical alcohol withdrawal.
Alcohol-induced persisting dementia: A chronic condition that includes multiple cognitive deficits as a result of prolonged alcohol abuse. Cognitive areas generally impaired include memory,...
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