The neurology of alcoholic denial: implications for assessment and treatment.

@article{Duffy1995TheNO,
  title={The neurology of alcoholic denial: implications for assessment and treatment.},
  author={John D. Duffy},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={1995},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={257-63}
}
  • John D. Duffy
  • Published 1995 in
    Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne…
Alcohol has neurotoxic effects that frequently result in significant sensorimotor and cognitive deficits. These cognitive deficits may have profound implications for the behaviour and treatment of patients who abuse alcohol. In particular, the deficits in executive cognition that are typical of alcoholic dementia result in difficulties with planning, insight and impulse control. These deficits are frequently misinterpreted as alcoholic denial and are therefore assumed to have a psychodynamic… CONTINUE READING