Loss of control of alcohol use and severity of alcohol dependence in non-treatment-seeking heavy drinkers are related to lower glutamate in frontal white matter.

@article{Ende2013LossOC,
  title={Loss of control of alcohol use and severity of alcohol dependence in non-treatment-seeking heavy drinkers are related to lower glutamate in frontal white matter.},
  author={Gabriele Ende and Derik Hermann and Traute Demirakca and Mareen Hoerst and Nuran Tunc-Skarka and Wolfgang Weber-Fahr and Svenja Wichert and Juri Rabinstein and Ulrich Frischknecht and Karl Mann and Sabine Vollst{\"a}dt-Klein},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2013},
  volume={37 10},
  pages={1643-9}
}
BACKGROUND The development and maintenance of alcohol use disorders (AUD) have been hypothesized to be associated with an imbalance of glutamate (GLU) homeostasis. White matter (WM) loss, especially in anterior brain regions, has been reported in alcohol dependence, which may involve disturbances in both myelin and axonal integrity. Frontal lobe dysfunction plays an important role in addiction, because it is suggested to be associated with the loss of control over substance use. This study… CONTINUE READING
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