Brain atrophy and neuropsychological impairment in young alcoholics

N. R. Graff Radford, R. K. Heaton, M. P. Earnest, J. C. Rudikoff

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A significant correlation between brain atrophy and impairment on neuropsychological testing in young alcoholics was found. Chronological age also correlated with brain atrophy, supporting the hypothesis that excessive drinking causes premature aging of the brain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)859-868
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Studies on Alcohol
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982


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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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