Chapter 109. Alcohol-Related Neurological Disorders

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief2,3,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head4,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head5 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director6,7
  1. Yuri Alekseenko MD, PhD Associate Professor Chairman

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch109

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Alekseenko, Y. (2009) Alcohol-Related Neurological Disorders, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch109

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 3

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 4

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 5

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 6

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 7

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. Vitebsk State Medical University, Vitebsk, Republic of Belarus, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • alcohol-related neurological disorders;
  • acute alcohol intoxication;
  • alcohol influencing structures of nervous system - causing potentially dangerous conditions;
  • gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA);
  • severe alcohol intoxication - associated with disturbance of consciousness;
  • alcoholic cerebellar degeneration;
  • alcoholic amblyopia (tobacco–alcohol amblyopia) - a selective optic neuropathy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pharmacological aspects

  • Acute alcohol intoxication

  • Alcohol withdrawal

  • Alcoholic dementia

  • Alcoholic cerebellar degeneration

  • Marchiafava–Bignami disease

  • Alcoholic amblyopia

  • Alcoholic myopathy

  • Alcoholic polyneuropathy

  • Fetal alcohol syndrome

  • Further reading