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Disability one year after head injury

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7267.1021/a (Published 21 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1021

Role of alcohol needs to be examined

  1. E B Ritson, consultant psychiatrist (bruceritson@netscapeonline.co.uk)
  1. Alcohol Problems Clinic, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh EH10 5HF
  2. Department of Neurosurgery, University of Glasgow, Southern General NHS Trust, Glasgow G51 4TF
  3. Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
  4. University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ
  5. Southern General NHS Trust, Glasgow G51 4TF
  6. Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

    EDITOR—Thornhill et al in their paper on disability in young people and adults after head injury show again the extent to which alcohol misuse contributes to head injury.1 Sixty-nine per cent described alcohol as being involved or suspected in the history, and in 39% drinking was excessive or requiring treatment.

    In the follow up at one year there is no evidence of any advice or treatment …

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