Post-withdrawal changes in middle-latency auditory evoked potentials in abstinent human alcoholics

  title={Post-withdrawal changes in middle-latency auditory evoked potentials in abstinent human alcoholics},
  author={J. Ahveninen and I. J{\"a}{\"a}skel{\"a}inen and E. Pekkonen and A. Hallberg and P. Sillanaukee},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
We investigated the effects of chronic alcoholism on middle-latency auditory evoked potentials (MAEP) in 14 male alcoholics with 1-6 weeks of abstinence (without other severe disorders) and 13 age-matched male social-drinker controls. The peak amplitude of a positive deflection (Pa) of the MAEP, peaking at about 30 ms post-stimulus, was significantly larger in the alcoholics than in the controls (P < 0.01), and notably, a significant negative correlation (r = -0.65) was observed between the Pa… Expand
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