Student Grand Rounds Alcoholism

Student Grand Rounds Alcoholism - DSM-IV Alcohol Dependence...

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Alcoholism April 6, 2011 Student Grand Rounds EPC II
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NIAAA Moderate drinking Men, 2 drinks per day Women, 1 drink per day Over 65 years, 1 drink per day At-risk drinking Men, >14 drinks per wk or >4 drinks per occasion Women, >7 drinks per wk or >3 drinks per occasion
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DSM-IV (APA): Alcohol Abuse One or more of the following events in a year: Recurrent use resulting in failure to fulfill major role obligations Recurrent use in hazardous situations Recurrent alcohol-related legal problems (e.g., DUI) Continued use despite social or interpersonal problems caused or exacerbated by alcohol
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Unformatted text preview: DSM-IV Alcohol Dependence Three or more of the following events in a year: Tolerance: Increased amounts to achieve effect; diminished effect from same amount Withdrawal: Great deal of time spent obtaining alcohol, using it, or recovering from its effects Important activities given up or reduced because of alcohol Drinking more or longer then intended Persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control alcohol use Use continued despite knowledge of having a psychological problem caused or exacerbated by alcohol...
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