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does alcohol affect the brain centers equally

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Many ways: Classic is cerbellar atrophy affecting coordination and balance. Also, may see general atrophy with multiple cognitive issues. Wernicke-korsakoff can ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Excessive use of alcohol can certainly harm your brain.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Alcohol can cause permanent problems with hallucinations. It can lead to alcoholic dementia. It can also lead to a condition called wernicke-korsakoff ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol & Brain: Alcohol enhances GABA & suppresses NMDA, leading to CNS depression, then leading to rebound during withdrawal, which causes Neurotransmitters to b ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Relative: That is a relative question. You can damage the brain with just one big binge.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Amount & duration of drinking.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
21 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on extent: Studies show that teenage consumption of alcohol and drugs on the developing brain can permanently alter its development. If it was a small amount, it ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You need to stop: Use. Consider working with an addiction medicine specialist if you are having difficulty stopping. Have you had a neurological workup to determine wha ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Tolerance: Alcohol permeates the entire brain. It is not a good idea to be drinking alcohol on top of clonazepam. Your brain has developed tolerance to alcohol w ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
It is really: Yes, it can really be that bad for you. Here is an article about the neurological problems that can be caused by alcoholism.

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