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Recovered Alcoholics Still Face Difficulties Recognizing Emotions
Though they may have recovered, a new study confirms that alcoholics may still face social difficulties.
Now, researchers have demonstrated that after recovery, the brains of people suffering from alcoholism still process things differently, which may lead to difficulties recognizing emotions in others.
The researchers looked at brain scans of 15 former alcoholics and 15 people without a history of alcoholism, and found that the former alcoholics did not register strong responses when shown images of people displaying positive or negative emotions the way the others did.
“The upshot, really, is that people who have had serious alcoholism problems sometime in the past, they could be misreading facial cues,” said Ksenija Marinkovic, assistant professor in residence in the radiology department at the University of California, San Diego. “Not everybody is able to read facial cues in the same way.”
The focus of the Boston-based study funded in part by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was on finding the regions of the brain that might be altered in people who had an alcohol addiction.
Treatment centers focus much of the time that addicts spend in recovery on helping them to heal psychologically. Psychological counseling in treatment centers takes many forms but for most, it is this counseling that is most effective at helping individuals to really overcome addiction and make a full recovery. Cognitive therapy is one of the….
When teens go on a binge drinking episode, they may be doing serious damage to the sensitive “white matter” in their brain, a new MRI-based study suggests. White matter is involved in relaying information between brain cells, the researchers said. This means that damage caused to the developing brain by bouts of heavy drinking could….
A recent study in Lancet Medical Journal says men are twice as likely as women to become alcoholics. Casual drinking may lead to something more serious. A study released this month shines a light on the risks of alcohol abuse, especially among those with a “Y” chromosome. The report says men are twice more likely….
To address Madison’s ongoing problem with chronic street alcoholics, a new list could soon be making its way to liquor stores across the city that would prevent those on it from buying alcohol. While city staffers and members of the Alcohol License Review Committee (ALRC) still are working out the details, finding one’s way onto….
The Linwood Group today revealed the five most important things to look for when choosing an alcohol rehab clinic. Deciding to seek treatment for alcohol dependency may be one of most courageous and life-changing steps someone will ever take. But not all alcohol rehabilitation programmes are created equal – in fact, they vary a good….