Widespread and sustained cognitive deficits in alcoholism: a meta-analysis.

  title={Widespread and sustained cognitive deficits in alcoholism: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Katherine Stavro and Julie Pelletier and St{\'e}phane Potvin},
  journal={Addiction biology},
  volume={18 2},
The cognitive repercussions of alcohol dependence are well documented. However, the literature remains somewhat ambiguous with respect to which distinct cognitive functions are more susceptible to impairment in alcoholism and to how duration of abstinence affects cognitive recovery. Some theories claim alcohol negatively affects specific cognitive functions, while others assert that deficits are more diffuse in nature. This is the first meta-analysis to examine cognition in alcohol abuse… CONTINUE READING
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