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caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion

strongly motivated to succeed

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A research team led by scientists from the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco found they could reduce compulsive drinking in rats by inhibiting key neural pathways that run between the prefrontal cortex, which is involved with higher functions such as critical thinking and risk assessment, and the nucleus accumbens, a critical area for reward and motivation.
In assessing craving, more reliance should be placed on experimentally validated, multi-item questionnaires, such as the Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Scale.
Additional week 14 results also demonstrated that these higher-CIWA subjects maintained statistical significance in other measures that included craving and the obsessive compulsive drinking scale (p=.
These factors were measured using the Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Scale (OCDS), a 14-item, well-validated, reliable, sensitive measure of alcohol cravings, according to Dr.
1995), the Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Scale (OCDS) (Anton et al.
At baseline, subjects with higher symptoms of alcohol withdrawal showed statistical significance and greater severity on such measures as the alcohol dependence scale, the obsessive compulsive drinking scale, and drinks per drinking day, when compared to the same measures for subjects with lesser symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.
Validity of the Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Scale (OCDS): Does craving predict drinking behavior?
Various tools will be used for baseline assessments, including the Alcohol Dependence Scale (ADS), the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID), and the Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Scale (OCDS), among others.