Information processing deficits in withdrawing alcoholics.

  title={Information processing deficits in withdrawing alcoholics.},
  author={Paul A. Keedwell and Veena Kumari and Lucia Poon and Emily J. Marshall and Stuart A. Checkley},
  journal={Addiction biology},
  volume={6 3},
Prepulse inhibition (PPI) of the acoustic startle response (a reduction in response to an intense, startling stimulus (the pulse) if preceded by 30-150 ms by a weaker, non-startling stimulus) is an established model to index information processing deficits in thought-disordered schizophrenic patients. The present study aimed to investigate the influence of alcohol withdrawal on the PPI effect. Eight withdrawing alcoholic patients underwent testing for PPI of the acoustic startle response… CONTINUE READING

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