Are treated alcoholics representative of the entire population with alcohol use disorders? A magnetic resonance study of brain injury.

@article{Gazdzinski2008AreTA,
  title={Are treated alcoholics representative of the entire population with alcohol use disorders? A magnetic resonance study of brain injury.},
  author={Stefan P Gazdzinski and Timothy C. Durazzo and Michael W Weiner and Dieter J. Meyerhoff},
  journal={Alcohol},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={
          67-76
        }
}
Almost all we know about neurobiological brain injury in alcohol use disorders has been derived from convenience samples of treated alcoholics. Recent research has demonstrated more comorbid conditions, poorer psychosocial functioning, and higher dependence levels in treated alcoholics than in their treatment-naive counterparts. Thus, it is not clear whether neuroimaging results from convenience samples of treated alcoholics can be generalized to the entire population with alcohol use disorders… CONTINUE READING
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