Startling Distinction in Brain Activity among Alcohol-Dependent Women


A current study, "Neural mechanisms of high-risk decisions-to-drink in alcohol-dependent women," looks into the brain activity of alcohol-dependent women compared to women who were not addicted.

Findings reveal startling differences by using functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI. It showed that alcohol-dependent women are activating everything in their brain compared to women in control. The study appears in the December issue of Addiction Biology.


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