Alcohol Use Disorders: Tracts, Twins, and Trajectories

4 de setembro de 20151min

George F. Koob, Ph.D.

In this issue, two studies that use disparate methodologies have the potential to provide powerful leads into the etiology and diagnosis of alcohol use disorders. In a study by Squeglia et al. (1), heavy-drinking adolescents showed an accelerated gray matter reduction in the cortical lateral frontal and temporal lobes and attenuated white matter growth of the corpus callosum and pons relative to nondrinking control subjects.

acesse: 2015_jun_KOOB_Alcohol_Use_Disorders-_Tracts_Twins_and_Trajectories_.pdf


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A Unidade de Pesquisa em álcool e Drogas (UNIAD) foi fundada em 1994 pelo Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira e John Dunn, recém-chegados da Inglaterra. A criação contou, na época, com o apoio do Departamento de Psiquiatria da UNIFESP. Inicialmente (1994-1996) funcionou dentro do Complexo Hospital São Paulo, com o objetivo de atender funcionários dependentes.



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