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Title Alcohol and the adult brain / edited by Jenny Svanberg, Adrienne Withall, Brian Draper and Stephen Bowden
Published London ; New York : Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Current issues in neuropsychology
Current issues in neuropsychology.
Contents Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome / Simon Scalzo, Stephen Bowden & Matti Hillbom -- Alcohol-related dementia and brain damage : a focus on epidemiology / Nicole Ridley and Brian Draper -- Cultural considerations / Carly Johnco and Brian Draper -- Comorbidity and complexity in chronic alcohol misuse / Apo Demirkol and Nicholas Lintzeris -- Alcohol and cognitive impairment : considerations with the older client / Adrienne Withall and Samaneh Shafiee -- Alcohol related brain damage and neuropathology / Lisa Savage -- The relation of alcohol-induced brain changes to cognitive function -- Héléne Beaunieux, Francis Eustache and Anne-Lise Pitel -- Alcohol, ageing and cognitive function : a nutritional perspective -- Adrian B. Bonner -- Neuropsychological assessment and differential diagnosis of alcohol related cognitive impairment / Jenny Svanberg, Fraser Morrison and Breda Cullen -- Ethical issues associated with alcohol-related cognitive impairment / Chris Perkins and John Hopkins -- The clinical rehabilitation of people with alcohol related brain damage / Ken Wilson
Summary The research literature on the impact of alcohol on the brain has seen a rapid expansion in recent years. Alcohol and the Adult Brain presents an up-to-date overview of some of the issues relevant to understanding and working with people with cognitive impairment as a result of chronic alcohol use. One issue causing barriers to effective treatment and care is the stigma associated with alcohol dependence, resulting in the belief that difficulties associated with alcohol related brain damage (ARBD) are "self-inflicted". Cognitive changes resulting from alcohol excess and poor nutrition can directly affect an individual's ability to motivate themselves, make decisions, and make the informed choices that underlie behaviour change. Attitudes held by professionals, reinforced by societal norms, that a person is "choosing to drink" and "not motivated to engage with treatment", in combination with the often subtle cognitive deficits associated with ARBD, can result in a lack of timely intervention, with enormous personal, social and economic cost. The chapters in this book set ARBD in a social and cultural context, provide discussion of the difficulties in definition and diagnosis, and outline the structural brain changes and neuropsychological deficits associated with chronic alcohol use. The book provides an overview of recent research on ARBD, including impairments associated with Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome, and discusses up to date recommendations for managing and working with this complex and varied disorder. Alcohol and the Adult Brain will be essential for students and researchers working with ARBD and for practitioners in a range of health, social care and voluntary settings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Alcohol-Induced Disorders, Nervous System -- chemically induced
Drinking of alcoholic beverages.
Cognition disorders -- Epidemiology
Alcohol -- Physiological effect.
Alcohol-Induced Disorders, Nervous System -- chemically induced
Cognition Disorders -- epidemiology
Alcohol Drinking
Alcohol Drinking -- adverse effects
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Alcohol -- Physiological effect
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Form Electronic book
Author Svanberg, Jenny, editor.
Withall, Adrienne, editor.
Draper, Brian, editor.
Bowden, Stephen, 1955- editor.
ISBN 9781317587583