| Published: July 30, 2018

Alcohol and Cognitive Impairment – A Review

Dr. Prosenjit Ghosh

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

DIP: 18.01.022/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.022


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