Patients aged more than 18 years who fulfilled the DSM IV diagnosis of alcohol dependence
as per Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders-Clinical Version.
7,8) Weschsler et al (4) reported that approximately 32% of college students meet the DSM-IV-TR criteria for alcohol abuse, and 6% meet the criteria for alcohol dependence
People possessing certain ADH or ALDH alleles have significantly lower rates of alcohol dependence
Data from 1409 European-American (EA) cases with alcohol dependence
(based on DSM-IV criteria), 1518 EA healthy controls, 681 African-American (AA) cases, and 508 AA healthy controls were included in this analysis.
However, the extent to which alcohol abuse represents a prodromal phase of alcohol dependence
is controversial (Hasin et al.
Our new TKM-ALDH2 program aims to address the limitations of existing treatments of alcohol dependence
, such as low response rates and poor patient compliance.
was associated with a 36% decreased likelihood of first marriage for men, and a 23% decrease for women--and, when alcoholics married, they were mere than twice as likely to experience separation, compared with nonalcoholics.
is a major health problem having prevalence rate of 120 million and causes wide variety of personal, financial and social disabilities in patients (Akishal, 2000; VonKroff, Ormel, Katon, and Lin, 1992).
The CAGE test as a screening test in determining alcohol dependence
and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) for depression screening test were used.
16 June 2011 - Danish pharma company H Lundbeck A/S (CPH: LUN) said yesterday it had completed the final pivotal phase III clinical trial with its product nalmefene for the treatment of alcohol dependence
, which showed positive results.
ENERGY drinks that fuel preexam cramming, late- night parties and high- voltage basketball matches might actually promote alcohol dependence
among teenagers, new research shows.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) was founded 40 years ago to further understanding of the biological underpinnings of alcohol dependence
1) Alcohol dependence
studies rarely included women, so findings and treatment outcomes observed in men were assumed to apply to both genders.
The authors approached patients admitted for alcohol dependence
syndrome and used the event analysis technique which involves inquiring about occurrence of high risk behaviour in temporal association with significant alcohol use as defined for the purpose of the study from patients and corroborated by their relatives.
This is the sixth and final installment in a series of articles designed to provide you with the latest information on the use of medications in alcohol dependence