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Alcohol and psychiatric and physical disorders 

Alcohol and psychiatric and physical disorders
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Alcohol and psychiatric and physical disorders
Author(s):

Karl F. Mann

and Falk Kiefer

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0058
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date: 22 July 2019

This chapter covers the clinical symptoms of alcohol intoxication, withdrawal (without complications and with perceptual disturbances, grand mal seizures, delirium tremens, and alcoholic hallucinosis), and psychiatric disorders, including alcohol-induced mood disorders and alcohol-induced anxiety disorders. The effects of alcohol on the brain are covered in detail, including Wernicke’s encephalopathy, Korsakoff’s syndrome, cerebellar degeneration, hepatocerebral degeneration, and foetal alcohol syndrome, as are the effects on the body, including malnutrition and vitamin deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, effects on the muscle, liver, pancreas, skin, and heart, and the relationship between alcohol and hypertension and cancer.

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