Brain atrophy and neuropsychological impairment in young alcoholics

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

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Abstract

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
Volume43
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Alcoholics
alcoholism
Atrophy
Brain
brain
Premature Aging
Drinking
Aging of materials
cause
Testing

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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Graff Radford, N. R., Heaton, R. K., Earnest, M. P., & Rudikoff, J. C. (1982). Brain atrophy and neuropsychological impairment in young alcoholics. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 43(9), 859-868.

Brain atrophy and neuropsychological impairment in young alcoholics. / Graff Radford, Neill R; Heaton, R. K.; Earnest, M. P.; Rudikoff, J. C.

In: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Vol. 43, No. 9, 1982, p. 859-868.

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Graff Radford, NR, Heaton, RK, Earnest, MP & Rudikoff, JC 1982, 'Brain atrophy and neuropsychological impairment in young alcoholics', Journal of Studies on Alcohol, vol. 43, no. 9, pp. 859-868.
Graff Radford, Neill R ; Heaton, R. K. ; Earnest, M. P. ; Rudikoff, J. C. / Brain atrophy and neuropsychological impairment in young alcoholics. In: Journal of Studies on Alcohol. 1982 ; Vol. 43, No. 9. pp. 859-868.
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