Long-term and excessive use of alcohol has been one of the biggest problems faced by young people today. According to recent research carried out by scientists, it was found that the functioning of young adult brain is changed by long-term consumption of alcohol drinks. However, it was found that there is a difference in the changes of functioning in the two genders. This insinuates that more harm caused by long-term use of alcohol affects the male brains than the female.
One complete study was done on 10 young gentlemen and 15 ladies who had a record of 10-year period of alcohol consumption, and 12 young females and 11 males who had stayed away from alcohol. The scientists concentrated on the brain responses to stimulation from magnetic pulses that help trigger neurons of one's brain.
In the study, the professionals found out that the drinkers revealed a bigger electrical reaction in the brain cortex compared to that of non-alcohol users. These new findings revealed that there were changes in brain response that were long-term. The recent study also showed that young male adults reacted differently with the female gender revealing an increase in electrical action to TMS pulse in the brain.
Unfortunately, young female adults are catching up with the male gender in heavy drinking. Since heavy consumption of alcohol has become a trend, one, especially a woman, does not need to possess some special character in order to become a drinker. In the past, it was rare to identify heavy alcohol drinkers who were females. Nevertheless, a woman may consume alcohol for a long period of time compared to a man as the changes in brain functioning tend to be less noticeable in females.
The new findings prompted researchers to carry on research so as to find out how the differences in brain reaction of young men and women manifest in one's brain. None of the studies carried out so far have come up with a solution to curb the problem caused by continuous consumption of alcohol as well as the changes that happen in one’s brain operation. Therefore, approaches to pharmacological treatment for alcohol addiction should take into considerations the gender differences in brain changes. These recent findings are pretty much interesting as researchers have found an EEG-pattern in both genders who are heavy drinkers, and this has vital concerns for remedies offered to alcohol use disorder patients. Scientists say that when it comes to treatment of alcohol addiction, different remedies for male and female patients should be developed in the future.