Alcohol and the brain

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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If you like this module, you may also be interested in:

 

Alcohol-related brain damage by Professor Kenneth Wilson, Dr Joy Bell and Dr Vanessa Craig

 

Substance misuse in older people by Dr Rahul Rao and Professor Ilana Crome

 

Dual diagnosis: the diagnosis and treatment of depression with co-existing substance misuse by Professor Ilana Crome and Dr Roger Bloor

 

 

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