alcohol dependence syndrome

alcohol dependence syndrome

A substance-related disorder which is diagnosed based on DSM-IV criteria for all dependence, requiring at least three of the following seven manifest during a 12-month period:
• Tolerance;
• Withdrawal symptoms, or clinically defined Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome;
• Use in larger amounts or for longer periods than intended;
• Persistent desire to continue drinking or unsuccessful efforts to reduce alcohol use;
• Excess time spent obtaining alcohol or recuperating from its effects;
• Personal, social, occupational or recreational activities are compromised due to all use;
• Alcohol use continues despite knowledge of its physical or psychological effects.
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AUD designation was "based on an ICD diagnosis and compassed alcohol dependence syndrome, alcohol abuse, and alcohol-induced mental disorders," the researchers explained.
Her GP Cyril Patrick O'Neill, of Norton Medical Practice, provided a statement detailing Julie's history of anxiety and depression and the fact she had "several drugs overdose episodes" and suffered alcohol dependence syndrome.
When it comes to addressing alcohol or drug use problems, one of the most important developments in the past 20 years has been the recognition that only a relatively small fraction of the patients who use alcohol or drugs in quantities that can damage their health meet the criteria for having alcohol dependence syndrome or alcoholism, or are drug addicts.
7 percent of patients who present for general medical care--about one in six of those who screened positive--met the definition of addiction, or suffered from the alcohol dependence syndrome.
Indeed, the definitions of the alcohol dependence syndrome also were evolving during this period, further complicating the diagnostic picture (Grant and Harford 1995).
The present study was carried out to examine the association between high risk behaviours and alcohol abuse among patients admitted to an inpatient facility for treatment of alcohol dependence syndrome.
Results: In 300 subjects with alcohol dependence syndrome, the most common high risk behaviour was road traffic accident following alcohol use.
Interpretation & conclusions: Our findings indicated that there was a high prevalence of high risk behaviour following an episode of heavy drinking in male patients with alcohol dependence syndrome.
Mr Janas said there was evidence that Pitt-Pladdy's memory for new events had been impaired by years of drug and alcohol abuse and that his Alcohol Dependence Syndrome constituted an "abnormality of mind".
The essential elements of alcohol dependence syndrome are elaborated in this chapter followed by treatment of alcohol dependence and alcohol policies.
Alcohol Dependence Syndrome was first described by a psychiatrist, Dr Griffith Edwards, in 1986.
1986) derived from a published concept of dependence known as the Alcohol Dependence Syndrome (ADS) (Edwards and Gross 1976; WHO 1981).
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