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Alcohol related brain damage often goes undiagnosed, says report

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3409 (Published 20 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3409
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Between 80% and 90% of cases of alcohol related brain damage go undiagnosed, says a new report that calls for more services to support these patients.1

The report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of General Practitioners, and the Association of British Neurologists said that three quarters of people with alcohol related brain damage improve with the right multidisciplinary care.

Alcohol related brain damage is an umbrella term for the psychoneurological and cognitive conditions associated …

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