ERIC Number: EJ478967
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Discriminating Neuropsychological Sequelae of Head Injury from Alcohol-Abuse-Induced Deficits: A Review and Analysis.
Mearns, Jack; Lees-Haley, Paul R.
Journal of Clinical Psychology, v49 n5 p714-20 Sep 1993
Alcohol abuse is linked strongly with neuropsychological deficits that may resemble deficits seen in head-injured individuals. Heavy daily drinking appears more damaging than episodic abusive consumption. Cognitive deficits associated with alcohol include abstraction, perceptuospatial, and problem-solving skills. For alcoholics younger than 40, abstinence is associated with improved functioning. For those over 40, deficits may be permanent. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A