Alcoholic Korsakoff's syndrome: some unresolved issues concerning etiology, neuropathology, and cognitive deficits.

@article{Butters1985AlcoholicKS,
  title={Alcoholic Korsakoff's syndrome: some unresolved issues concerning etiology, neuropathology, and cognitive deficits.},
  author={Nelson Butters},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  year={1985},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={181-210}
}
  • Nelson Butters
  • Published 1985 in
    Journal of clinical and experimental…
Recent neuropsychological and neuropathological investigations with long-term alcoholics suggest that the etiology and neuropathology of the Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome are more complex than previously believed. While problem solving and visuoperceptual deficits seem to develop slowly during decades of alcoholism, the amnesic symptoms associated with Korsakoff's syndrome may appear acutely when severe malnutrition and alcoholism are combined. Furthermore, the report that alcoholic Korsakoff… CONTINUE READING

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