The relationship between alcoholic cerebellar degeneration and cognitive and emotional functioning

@article{Fitzpatrick2008TheRB,
  title={The relationship between alcoholic cerebellar degeneration and cognitive and emotional functioning},
  author={Lauren E Fitzpatrick and M. Jackson and Simon F. Crowe},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={32},
  pages={466-485}
}
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