| Published: September 05, 2018
Alcohol and Cognitive Impairment – A Review
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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© 2018 Ghosh, P
Received: June 14, 2018; Revision Received: July 16, 2018; Accepted: September 05, 2018
Published in Volume 06, Issue 3, July-September, 2018