| Published: September 05, 2018

Alcohol and Cognitive Impairment – A Review

Dr Prosenjit Ghosh

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Silchar Medical College and Hospital Beside Indian Post, Ghungoor Road, Masimpur, Uttar Krishnapur Pt III, Assam, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.033/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.033


Background- Alcoholism results from an interplay between genetic and environmental factors, and is linked to brain defects and associated cognitive, emotional, and behavioral impairments. Objectives- To find the impact and factors related to alcohol induced cognitive dysfunction. Method- Internet search was carried out with alcohol, cognitive functions etc Results- It was found that the effects of alcohol depend on various factors like – age, gender, general health and family history. Various structural, functional neuroimaging and neuropsychological tests have shown that a latge proportion of alcoholics suffer from cognitive dysfunction. Conclusion- The underpinnings of alcohol-induced brain defects are multivariate; to date, the available literature does not support the assertion that any one variable can consistently and completely account for these impairments.
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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.033/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.033

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 3, July-September, 2018

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