Teen binge-drinking may disturb brain development

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Teen binge-drinking may disturb brain development

Binge-drinking during adolescence may perturb brain development and leave lasting effects on genes and behaviour that persist into adulthood, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. 

"This may be the mechanism through which adolescent binge-drinking increases the risk for psychiatric disorders, including alcoholism, in adulthood," said lead author Subhash Pandey, professor of psychiatry and director of neuroscience alcoholism research at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.

Read more at: Business Standard

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Subhash C. Pandey PhD

  • Joseph A. Flaherty MD, Endowed Professor of Psychiatry
  • Director, Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics
  • Professor of Biochemistry in Psychiatry
  • Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Director, Neuroscience Alcoholism Research
  • Senior VA Career Research Scientist
  • Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago

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