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Alcohol and the Brain


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Alcohol and the Brain

Anya Topiwala
Clinical Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, University of Oxford

In this expert presentation Dr Anya Topiwala, clinical lecturer at Oxford University, reviews the topic of alcohol and its effects on the brain. In this module she explains: the epidemiology of alcohol use and abuse, current guidelines, the characteristics of pathological drinking, alcohol dependence, acute intoxication, alcoholic dementia, the clinical sequelae and effects of chronic drinking on the brain, what to look for in patients who are pathological drinker.