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Peter Boyle, Paolo Boffetta, Albert B. Lowenfels, Harry Burns, Otis Brawley, Witold Zatonski, and Jürgen Rehm

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199655786

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.001.0001

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Neurological and mental disorders

Neurological and mental disorders

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(p.289) Chapter 36 Neurological and mental disorders
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Tarakad S. Ramachandran

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.003.0036

This chapter examines the link between alcohol consumption and neurological and mental disorders. The deleterious effect of alcohol on the nervous system and psyche is diffuse and very pervasive. Associated with disability and early mortality, alcohol use mental disorders are frequently comorbid with other psychiatric disorders, and play an aetiological role in other mental diseases. The following disorders are discussed: acute alcoholic intoxication, amnestic syndromes, chronic ethanolism, mental disorders, alcohol withdrawal seizures, delirium, alcohol hallucinosis, Wernicke’s encephalopathy, Korsakoff’s syndrome, central pontine myelinolysis, Marchiafava–Bignami disease, alcoholic dementia, alcoholic cerebellar degeneration, peripheral neuropathy, myopathy, and pellagra.

Keywords:   alcohol use, alcohol consumption, psychiatric disorders, mental diseases, nervous system

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