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- Alcohol dependence a.k.a. Alcoholism is a broad term for problems with alcohol, and generally refers to alcohol addiction, which is the compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcoholic beverages, usually to the detriment of the drinker's health, personal relationships, and social standing. It is medically considered a disease, specifically an addictive illness. In psychiatry several other terms have been used, specifically "alcohol abuse", "alcohol dependence," and "alcohol use disorder" which have slightly different definitions. Alcohol misuse has the potential to damage almost every organ in the body, including the brain. The cumulative toxic effects of chronic alcohol abuse can cause both medical and psychiatric problems. One who has alcoholism is called an alcoholic.
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- Alcohol dependence is a substance-related disorder in which an individual is physically or psychologically dependent upon drinking alcohol. In certain diagnostic models, the term has a broader definition that also includes other alcohol use-related disorders as well.
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Addiction Medicine (2009)
by Noeline Latt
Alcohol dependence is a serious and lingering disorder with a remitting and relapsing course, in which there is strong psycho-physiological drive to consume alcohol and to do so even in the face of serious alcoholrelated harm.
Interventions For Addiction (2013)
Chapter 39. Naltrexone and Opioid Antagonists for Alcohol Dependence by Helen M. Pettinati, William D. Dundon, María José Casares López
Alcohol dependence is a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by diminished control over the consumption of alcohol resulting in significant personal, social, and occupational consequences. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of ...
by Patrizia Thoma, Christian Bellebaum
Keywords: cue exposure, inhibition, inferior frontal cortex, alcohol dependence INTRODUCTION Alcohol dependence is a condition characterizing the concerned person by a “persisting substance use despite clear evidence of overtly harmful ...
by Kevin Sevarino
Alcohol dependence is a chronic disorder that results from a variety of genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors (Morse & Flavin, 1992). As defined by the American Psychiatric Association (1994) in the ...
by CTI Reviews
Alcohol dependence: Alcohol dependence is a psychiatric diagnosis (a substance related disorder DSMIV) describing an entity in which an individual uses alcohol despite significant areas of dysfunction, evidence of physical dependence, ...
by Gayle McKenzie, Tanya Porter
Alcohol dependence (alcoholism) Alcohol dependence is a progressive illness that is identified by problems with controlling alcohol intake, a preoccupation with alcohol, drinking more to get the desired effect, and experience of withdrawal ...
Neuroimaging Pharmacopoeia (2015)
by Daniel Thomas Ginat, Juan E. Small, Pamela Whitney Schaefer
Nevertheless, alcoholis one of the most commonly abused substances, and alcohol dependence is a major cause of disease burden. Alcohol in the form of ethanol can be used for sclerotherapy, but this is beyond the scope of the chapter .
Alcohol Abuse Treatment (2012)
by Ronald R. Watson
In all the models just described there is the clear implication that recovery from alcohol dependence is a process. Recovery occurs over time, involves a series of changes and is influenced by a variety of factors. However, none of the models ...
ABC of Alcohol (2015)
by Anne McCune, Alexander Paton, Robin Touquet
Alcohol dependence is a neurobiological syndrome of disregulated consumption, which comprises a 'driving force' to continue drinking – despite the consequences. • Alcohol has a unique capacity among psychoactive substances to cause ...
by Larry Harrison
noted that the belief held by many social workers that alcohol dependence is a medical problem which requires specialist medical treatment, is combined with the absence of a legislative framework which would enable ...
by Robert Brown, Gwen Adshead, Alan Pollard
Alcohol dependence is a risk factor for violence. If a patient with paranoid psychotic symptoms also has an anti-social personality disorder and ...
Clinical Pharmacology (2007)
With STUDENTCONSULT Access by Peter N. Bennett, Morris J. Brown
Alcohol dependence is a complex disorder with ...
by Leo Sher
Alcohol dependence is a complex disorder with a well documented highly hereditary nature. Rapid advancements in genetic knowledge have provided a wealth of data demonstrating a significant contribution of genes to the interindividual ...
Alcoholic Thinking (1998)
Language, Culture, and Belief in Alcoholics Anonymous by Danny M. Wilcox
The first thing it provides to the individual seeking help with alcohol dependence is a place to go where no drinking is taking place and the ...
by Chris Brooker
alcohol dependence/misuse Nasopharynx Oropharynx Epiglottis to faulty development of the intrahepatic bile ducts. It may be associated with pulmonary stenosis and other heart defects, and abnormalities affecting the eyes and nervous ...
Encyclopedia of Stress: A-D (2000)
alcohol dependence The DSM-IV criteria include a failure to control ...
by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney
Symptoms Alcohol dependence is associated with three or more of the following symptoms: □ Social withdrawal □ Increased tolerance for alcohol □ Persistent desire to cut down □ Drinking more alcohol than desired □ Time spent getting, ...
by Thomas Nordegren
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by Gary L. Fisher, Nancy A. Roget
These changes made in DSM-III and DSM-III-R were largely based on Edwards and Gross's alcohol dependence syndrome. Like Edwards and Gross's work, the DSM took a descriptive approach, avoiding the issue of how addiction develops.
by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Meredith Wallace
DONNAFICK Alcohol Dependence The ...
by James M. Rippe, MD
Over time, sometimes many years, such alcohol abuse may progress into an alcohol dependence problem. Often, the transition from drinking to alcohol abuse , and finally to alcohol dependence, may take anywhere from 8 to 15 years. On the ...
0c Alcohol dependence 1.9c 2.6c aKessler, R. C., Crum, R. M., Warner, L. A., et al.
Black's Medical Dictionary (2005)
by Bloomsbury Publishing
Alcohol Dependence 23 intake, 'binge' drinking, and dependence (alcoholism). The first pattern usually leads to mainly physical problems such as gastritis, peptic ulcer, liver disease, heart disease and impotence. The second is most common ...
by Ian Stolerman
Cross-References ▷ Acetaldehyde Alcohol Dependence Synonyms Alcoholism Definition Alcohol dependence is characterized as a maladaptive pattern of drinking, leading to clinically significant impairment, as manifested by a compulsion ...
Encyclopedia of Stress (2000)
alcohol dependence The DSM-IV criteria include a failure to control ...
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