Experience-dependent neuropsychological recovery and the treatment of alcoholism.

@article{Roehrich1993ExperiencedependentNR,
  title={Experience-dependent neuropsychological recovery and the treatment of alcoholism.},
  author={L Roehrich and Mark S. Goldman},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1993},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={812-21}
}
Accumulating research has shown that some cognitive deficits in recently abstinent alcoholics (e.g., cognitive flexibility, acquisition of novel skills) improve only with remediation in contrast to the spontaneous, time-dependent rebound seen for other tasks. In principle, this facilitated or experience-dependent recovery should enhance acquisition of the content of alcoholism treatment programs, but this relationship has yet to be tested empirically; previous research assessed recovery using… CONTINUE READING

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