Summarizes the current knowledge in the whole gamut of considerations for the diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism. Addressed to medical practitioners, researchers, and students, and includes such topics as genetics, neurological effects, and geriatric patients. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc.
and History.- Prevalence and Pattern of Use.- Genetics of Alcoholism.- Neurological Effects of Alcohol.- Medical Complications of Alcoholism.- Tolerance and Dependence.- Clinical Diagnosis of Alcoholism.- Laboratory Diagnosis of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction.- Diagnosis of Psychiatric Syndromes in Alcoholism and Drug Addiction.- Treatment of Alcoholism: General Considerations.- Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment of Alcoholism.- Treatment of the Dual-Diagnosed Alcoholic Patient.- Benzodiazepine Use and Addiction among Alcoholics.- Other Drug Use among Alcoholics.- Suicide in Alcoholism and Drug Addiction.- Fetal Effects of Maternal Alcohol Use.- Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Dependence in Geriatric Populations.- Prevention.
Series: Language of Science
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: April 1991
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 17.68
Weight (kg): 0.56