Alcohol and the brain

Author(s):
Dr Anne Lingford-Hughes, Dr Samuel Turton, Dr Ashwin Venkataraman and Ms Rosie Lees

Duration:
90 minutes

Credits:
1.5

Published:
April 2018

CPD domain:
Clinical

Type:
Learning module

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In this module, we will examine how alcohol affects the brain at a structural level.

We will also look at:

  • which brain areas are involved in mediating the effects of alcohol,
  • the processes involved in dependency,
  • the neuropharmacology involved in mediating the key effects of alcohol,
  • neuroadaptations with chronic use and withdrawal,
  • the underlying psychopharmacology of pharmacotherapeutic strategies,
  • how neuroimaging has been used to characterise the neurobiology of alcoholism.

 

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