Psychiatry & Psychology--General/alcohol

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Do people who are a beginner at drinking alcohol need their body (and brain) to get used to alcohol? Do people who aren't used to drinking alcohol need less to feel the effect? Do people get more extroverted behaviour aftet drinking alcohol? Is this a psychiatric or a somatic effect that the alcohol will have on people?

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Do people who are a beginner at drinking alcohol need their body (and brain) to get used to alcohol? YEs
Do people who aren't used to drinking alcohol need less to feel the effect? Yes
Do people get more extroverted behaviour after drinking alcohol? That is variable, depends on the person
Is this a psychiatric or a somatic effect that the alcohol will have on people? Somatic

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Dr. Daniel S. Harrop received his B.A. and his M.D., both from Brown, and his M.B.A. from the Edinburgh Business School, Scotland. Board-certified in adult and geriatric psychiatry, he is a past president of the R.I. Psychiatric Society and a member of the Committee on Medical Quality of the American Psychiatric Association and the Committee on Continuing Medical Education of the R.I Medical Society. He serves as a consultant to four of the top five major medical management companies, including OptumHealth/United Healthcare, Magellan Behavioral Health Services, ValueOptions and APS Healthcare, and maintains a private practice in Providence, R.I. He also serves as chief psychiatric consultant on the Medical Advisory Board at the R.I. Workers Compensation Court. He was formerly on the faculty at the medical schools at both Brown University and Harvard University.

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