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Alcohol-Induced Blackouts

By: jives | October 4th , 2018 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

The recent Senate hearings regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have brought up the topic of alcohol overuse, and especially the issue of the alcoholic blackout. This post covers what alcohol-induced blackouts are and aren’t, and how to differentiate them from simply passing out from too much alcohol. Alcohol is a potent CNS depressant,

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