Friday, January 8, 2016
WERNIKE-KORSAKOFF'S PSYCHOSIS Blogger:Being Sane Takes Too Much Work
Wernike-Korsakoff's psychosis is a progressive disorder caused by extended alcohol abuse. It is caused by brain damage due to Vitamin B deficiency and will progressive if alcohol intake and nutrition pattern are not modified. With this, the memory centers of the brain are damaged due to the excessive alcohol use or malnutrition depriving the brain cells of vital nutrients. The person's short term memory may appear to be normal, but the person may have a difficult time recalling a past story or with unrelated words, as well as, complicated patterns. Other neurological problems are likely to be present in combination with this type of amnesia. Two neurological dysfunctions are loss of co-ordination during movement or a feeling of numbness in the fingers and toes. The only way to recover from this alcoholism/malnutrition-related amnesia is complete abstinence from alcohol and proper nutrition.