Changes in the episodic memory and executive functions of abstinent and relapsed alcoholics over a 6-month period.

@article{Pitel2009ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the episodic memory and executive functions of abstinent and relapsed alcoholics over a 6-month period.},
  author={Anne Lise Pitel and Julia Rivier and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Beaunieux and François Vabret and B{\'e}atrice Desgranges and Francis Eustache},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={490-8}
}
BACKGROUND It is still unclear whether episodic memory and executive functions capacities can return to normal in abstinent patients over a 6-month period. Furthermore, the role of interim drinking in cognitive recovery is still not well known. Finally, further research is required to specify the predictive value of cognitive abilities at initial testing in the treatment outcome (abstinence or relapse). The aims of the present study were therefore to measure changes in episodic memory and… CONTINUE READING

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