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Troubles cognitifs du patient alcoolo-dépendant. Dépistage et examen neuropsychologique [Cognitive impairment in alcohol addiction].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
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.
Alcoholism/diagnosis, Alcoholism/psychology, Cognition Disorders/diagnosis, Cognition Disorders/etiology, Humans, Neuropsychological Tests
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