Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters brain electrical activity

Posted by on January 18, 2017 12:24 pm
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Long-term heavy use of alcohol in adolescence alters cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain, according to a new study. These alterations were observed in physically and mentally healthy but heavy-drinking adolescents, who nevertheless did not fulfil the diagnostic criteria for a substance abuse disorder.

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