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By Charles Herrick

No matter if you are a newly clinically determined sufferer, a pal or relative, this ebook deals aid. the single quantity to be had to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Alcoholism supplies authoritative, sensible solutions in your questions on treatment plans, suggestion on dealing with the affliction, assets of aid, and masses extra. Written by means of a sought after psychiatrist, with real sufferer observation, this publication is a useful source for an individual dealing with the clinical, mental, and emotional turmoil of alcoholism.

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It took years before the underlying cause was discovered, but it was well understood that it was transmitted through sexual contact. It was the result of “immoral behavior,” and thus, a great deal of stigma was attached to it (as there still is). Before the discovery of penicillin, the psychiatric wards were populated with these patients. Nevertheless, only one third of individuals exposed to syphilis that are untreated develop tertiary syphilis. Thus, two thirds of individuals who were exposed to syphilis escaped both the fatal stages as well as the stigma attached to the infection.

Reliability the ability to reproduce the same outcomes upon repeated testing. Sensitivity probability of a positive test among patients with a particular disease. Specificity probability of a negative test among patients without disease. A very specific test, when positive, rules in disease. Because many felt that the AUDIT was too time consuming, shorter versions were developed. These shortened versions, known as the AUDIT-PC, AUDIT-C, and FAST, essentially contain the first three or four questions of the AUDIT.

Insurance coverage provides for this “disease,” so it must be one! 9. What makes alcohol addictive? Several theories exist about why alcohol is addictive. These can be divided into three broad categories: biological, psychological, and social. The biological category consists of both proximate and ultimate causes. Proximate cause refers to the immediate physiological processes involved in how particular substances are more addictive than others. Less proximate causes include the genetic susceptibility toward being more prone to developing addiction.

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