ISSN 1538-1080

Category: Case Report

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS): Context, process and a Case Study

Abstract Could it be that the initial clue that alcoholism is a brain disease was discovered as early as the 8th Century? At that time, German Psychiatrist, Carl Wernike and the 9th Century Russian Psychiatrist, Sergei Korsakoff identified memory loss and extreme neuropathy as the symptoms that now bear the name Wernike-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS). This

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