Interaction of Alcohol with Psychological Stress

  • Anna-Lisa Myrsten
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 85B)


From everyday experience it is wellknown that the way in which alcohol affects human behavior and emotions varies to a considerable degree between different persons and different situations. The same dose of alcohol might elicit varying responses — even contrasting effects. This phenomenon depends on a number of factors attributable to the person himself, to his environment, and to the circumstances under which drinking takes place. In other words, there are no consistent relationships between amount of alcohol consumed and the intensity and characteristics of the effects induced.


Psychological Stress Acute Intoxication Physiological Arousal Psychomotor Performance Acute Alcohol Intoxication 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna-Lisa Myrsten
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  1. 1.Departments of Clinical and Theoretical Alcohol ResearchKarolinska InstituteStockholmSweden

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