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Chronic Alcoholic

Did you know that…..

it is typical of the chronic alcoholic that he neglects his health, eats irregularly and inadequately, and develops avitaminosis ?

A person with chronic alcoholism typically drinks every day and has likely done so for years.

A chronic alcoholic is a person who is severely addicted to and dependent on alcohol.


(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Korsakoff’s Syndrome and the Memory

Korsakoff’s Syndrome is a chronic alcoholic disorder due to vitamin deficiencies.

The principal characteristics are  extreme memory defects and confabulation . The patient fabricates all kinds of fanciful tales to fill in the gaps in his memory.

The memory defect in Korsakoff’s Syndrome is for recent events.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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