Troubles cognitifs du patient alcoolo-dépendant. Dépistage et examen neuropsychologique [Cognitive impairment in alcohol addiction].

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serval:BIB_745A450E4A2C
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Troubles cognitifs du patient alcoolo-dépendant. Dépistage et examen neuropsychologique [Cognitive impairment in alcohol addiction].
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Lindemann A., Antille V., Clarke S.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2011
Volume
7
Number
302
Pages
1450-1454
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
Abstract
Alcohol addiction is associated with cognitive impairment of clinically varying intensity and duration, which starts progressively while remaining often underestimated. Progressive brain damage can lead over time to a dementia syndrome. The diagnosis of cognitive deficits is of prime importance since it helps to optimize patient care and to decrease failure in re-insertion programs. Here we propose several screening tests which should give the practitioner the opportunity to make a basic cognitive assessment and to decide whether a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation is indicated. In alcohol addiction cognitive impairment is dominated by executive dysfunction of varying severity, which is also characteristic of alcohol dementia.
Keywords
Alcoholism/diagnosis, Alcoholism/psychology, Cognition Disorders/diagnosis, Cognition Disorders/etiology, Humans, Neuropsychological Tests
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