Alcohol and Drug-Induced Cognitive Disorders: Types, Causes & Symptoms


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Korsakoff's Syndrome is caused by:

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1. The cognitive defect associated with Korsakoff's Syndrome is:

2. Substance-induced delirium involves:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet are designed to test your ability to answer questions about the different types of cognitive disorders that might develop as a result of substance abuse. You will need to know the symptoms of these disorders in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The cause of Korsakoff's Syndrome
  • What cognitive defect is associated with Korsakoff's Syndrome
  • What happens when one suffers from substance-induced delirium
  • The ability to identify facts about substance-induced delirium
  • What substance-abuse persisting dementia refers to

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the negative effects of alcohol and drug abuse on cognition
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about substance abuse in a different light
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of substance abuse and the development of certain types of cognitive disorders
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about delirium, dementia and amnesia

Additional Learning

To learn more about these effects of alcohol and drug abuse, review the accompanying lesson called Alcohol and Drug-Induced Cognitive Disorders: Types, Causes & Symptoms. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cognitive disorder
  • Describe Korsakoff's Syndrome
  • Detail substance-induced dementia
  • Discuss long-term results of substance-induced dementia
  • Offer examples to illustrate the symptoms of each type of cognitive disorder covered in the lesson