piracetam efficacy in chronic alcoholics

The efficacy of Piracetam on the mental functional capacity of chronic alcoholics (author’s transl)

Binder S, Doddabela P.

Med Klin 1976 Apr 23;71(17):711-6

Abstract

piracetam was tested in 40 chronic alcoholics with a more or less marked psycho-organic syndrome by means of psychological tests. It was a double-blind-cross-over study. Statistical analysis of the results showed that piracetam improves the energo-functional capacity of the cortex i.e. the basal functions of the cortical cells such as activating capacity, vital dynamic, flexibility, intellectual reactivity and stress tolerance. Apart from the overall improvement we also observed an improvement of specific cerebral performances which is however unimportant in comparison with the generalized effect.