Alcoholic Brain Syndrome
Alcoholic dementia; Alcoholic hallucinosis; Delirium tremens; Korsakoff’s syndrome; Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
Short Description or Definition
“Alcoholic brain syndrome” is a collection of several syndromes associated with the acute or chronic use of alcohol, resulting in significant impairment on normal brain functioning (APA Dictionary of Psychology 2007), also referred to as alcohol-related dementia (ARD).
Alcohol withdrawal delirium (ICD-9): A reversible condition that develops after cessation of chronic, extreme alcohol intake. Symptoms include disturbed consciousness (e.g., disruption in attention/concentration) and disruption in memory, orientation, and language beyond what would be expected from typical alcohol withdrawal.
Alcohol-induced persisting dementia (ICD-9): A...
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