By Edith V. Sullivan, Adolf Pfefferbaum
Alcohol is the main typical drug on the planet, but alcoholism is still a major habit affecting approximately 20 million american citizens. Our present figuring out of alcohol's impression on mind constitution and comparable useful harm is being revolutionized through genetic examine, simple neuroscience, mind imaging technological know-how, and systematic examine of cognitive, sensory, and motor talents. quantity a hundred twenty five of the guide of scientific Neurology is a complete, in-depth treatise of reports on alcohol and the mind protecting the elemental knowing of alcohol's impression at the critical frightened approach, the analysis and therapy of alcoholism, and prospect for restoration. The chapters inside could be of curiosity to medical neurologists, neuropsychologists, and researchers in all features and degrees of the neuroscience of alcohol and alcoholism.
- The first targeted reference in particular on alcohol and the brain
- Details our present figuring out of the way alcohol affects the relevant worried system
- Covers scientific and social effect of alcohol abuse issues and the biomedical results of alcohol abuse
- Includes part on neuroimaging of neurochemical markers and mind function
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Alcohol and the Nervous System by Edith V. Sullivan, Adolf Pfefferbaum