Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Ethanol in High-Risk and Control Children: A Pilot Study
Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2008
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume 7, Issue 4, pages 404–410, September 1983
How to Cite
Behar, D., Berg, C. J., Rapoport, J. L., Nelson, W., Linnoila, M., Cohen, M., Bozevich, C. and Marshall, T. (1983), Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Ethanol in High-Risk and Control Children: A Pilot Study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 7: 404–410. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.1983.tb05495.x
- Issue online: 1 FEB 2008
- Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2008
- Received for publication November 14, 1982; revised manuscript received March 30, 1983; accepted May 11, 1983
Blood and breath acetaldehyde levels were measured following ethanol ingestion (0.5 ml/kg) In 11 boys familially at risk for alcoholism and 11 age-matched controls. No significant differences were found between groups for acetaldehyde, objective, or subjective measures of intoxicatlon. Previous reports of acetaldehyde as a marker of risk for aloholism were not confined.
Baseline behavioral state predicted response to alcohol. Children tended to have a subjective response in a direction opposite from the baseline mood state.