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Editors: Leo Sher (Columbia University, New York, NY) Isack Kandel (Academic College of Judea and Samaria, Israel) Joav Merrick ( Ministry
Book Description:
This book discusses the different mental and physical aspects of alcohol abuse, including prenatal fetal intoxication. It explores the many types of social behavior affected by the excessive use of alcohol and the physical repercussions of this syndrome. It covers a vast variety of alcohol related conditions by many select consultants in this field. Alcohol addiction is one of the major disorders encompassing society world round. Its devastating effect on social stability and inter-personal relationships requires aggressive treatment and new ways to evoke the eventual success of sobriety.
A book of this magnitude should prove helpful to students, laymen, and professionals in the medical and mental health field.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: Alcohol Use and the Brain (pp. 1-2)


Chapter 1. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders:
Neurocognitive and neurobehavioral impairment
(Blair Paley and Mary J O’Connor) (pp. 5-28)

Chapter 2. Non-invasive neuroimaging in fetal alcohol spectrum
(Krisztina L Malisza) (pp. 29-56)

Chapter 3. The human fetus and maternal alcohol consumption
(Peter G Hepper) (pp. 57-66)

Chapter 4. Fetal alcohol syndrome spectrum disorders:
Diagnosis, surveillance and screening
(Christine Cronk and Marianne Weiss) (pp. 67-89)

Chapter 5. Prenatal exposure to alcohol: Long-term impairments
(Christie L. McGee and Edward P. Riley) (pp. 91-110)

Chapter 6. Mental health disorders comorbid with fetal
alcohol spectrum disorders
(Larry Burd, Christine Carlson and Jacob Kerbeshian) (pp. 111-123)

Chapter 7. Adolescents with prenatal alcohol exposure
(Carmen Rasmussen and Katy Wyper) (pp. 125-142)

Chapter 8. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: Current issues
and future directions
(Kelly Nash, Erin Sheard, Joanne Rovet and Gideon Koren) (pp. 143-156)


Chapter 9. Alcohol and cognitive functions
(Mark T Fillmore) (pp. 159-175)

Chapter 10. Attentional lapses due to alcohol influence
(Frances Finnigan, Daniela Schulze and Jonathan Smallwood) (pp. 177-189)

Chapter 11. Effect of alcohol on intrusion errors in social drinkers
(Suchismita Ray and Marsha E Bates) (pp. 191-197)

Chapter 12. Caffeine and alcohol: Control of behavior
(Karen E. Grattan-Miscio) (pp. 199-209)

Chapter 13. Alcohol and memory
(Miriam Z. Mintzer) (pp. 211-220)

Chapter 14. Driving and flying with a hangover
(Joris C. Verster) (pp. 221-231)


Chapter 15. Executive function and social cognition in alcoholism
(Jennifer Uekermann and Irene Daum) (pp. 235-242)

Chapter 16. Alcohol use disorders, cognitive impairment
and suicidal behavior
(Leo Sher) (pp. 243-248)

Chapter 17. Alcoholic Korsakoff syndrome and impairment
(Matthias Brand) (pp. 249-262)

Chapter 18. Alcoholism and dementia
(Elisabeth Kapaki, George P. Paraskevas, Ilia Theotoka and Ioannis Liappas) (pp. 263-275)

Chapter 19. Moderate alcohol consumption: Is it healthy?
(Graham J. McDougall Jr, Heather Becker, Carol L Delville, Phillip W. Vaughan and Taylor W. Acee) (pp. 277-290)

Chapter 20. Effect of alcohol on cognitive function
(Elisabeth M. Weiss and Josef Marksteiner) (pp. 291-298)

Chapter 21. Alcohol and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
(Ramani S. Durvasula) (pp. 299-317)

Chapter 22. Fetal alcohol syndrome and its long-term effects
(Joav Merrick, Efrat Merrick-Kenig, Gideon Vardi and Mohammed Morad) (pp. 319-329)


Chapter 23. Alcohol, impulsivity and suicide:
Plenty of room for new research
(Leo Sher and Joav Merrick) (pp. 333-336)


Chapter 24 -About the authors (pp. 339-341)

Chapter 25 - About the editors (pp. 343)

Chapter 26- About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel (pp. 345-347)

Index pp.347-378

      Health and Human Development (Joav Merrick - Series Editor - Medical Director, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel)
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009, 3rd quarter
   Pages: 378 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-730-9
   Status: AV
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