News tagged with alcohol dependency
(HealthDay)—Primary care doctors should screen all adults for drinking problems, and offer them counseling if needed, new guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force suggest.
Health May 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Use of alcohol to self-medicate mood symptoms correlates with increased odds of subsequent alcohol dependence and persistence of dependence, according to a study published online May 1 in JAMA Ps ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Distinct patterns of brain activity are linked to greater rates of relapse among alcohol dependent patients in early recovery, a study has found. The research, supported by the National Institutes of Health, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 02, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Current college culture allows for an environment where risks of addiction and alcohol dependency increase while mental health decreases.
Addiction Apr 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Monitoring heart rate patterns can help identify risk and treat people who are dependent on alcohol by predicting their craving levels, researchers at the University of Sydney have shown.
Addiction Apr 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A potential new treatment for alcoholism called nalmefene is effective and safe for reducing alcohol consumption in alcohol dependent individuals, says a new study published this week in Biological Psychiatry.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Nurses and midwives can play a critical role in lessening people's risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes, according to a groundbreaking new report issued by the World Health Organization ...
Health Mar 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The European Union has given the green light for the sale of a medication that will help quench the urge for alcoholics to drink, the companies behind the new treatment said Thursday.
Addiction Feb 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The more sex partners young adults have the more likely they are to go on to develop alcohol or cannabis dependence disorders in young adulthood, according to new University of Otago research.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 15, 2013 | 3.8 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Poor impulse control contributes to one's inability to control the consumption of rewarding substances, like food, alcohol, and other drugs. This can lead to the development of addiction. FDA-approved medications for alcoholism, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 01, 2013 | 4 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Proposed changes to the upcoming fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) will affect the criteria used to assess alcohol problems. One change would collapse the two diagnoses of ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Executive function (EF), frequently associated with the frontal lobes, guides complex behavior such as planning, decision-making, and response control. EF impairment due to alcohol dependence (AD) has been linked to alcohol's ...
Addiction Dec 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a computer-based test that could help heavy drinkers reduce their alcohol consumption.
Addiction Nov 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
New findings led by Dr. Michael Lombardo, Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen and colleagues at the University of Cambridge indicate that testosterone levels early in fetal development influence later sensitivity of brain regions related ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Compared to a survey conducted nearly 20 years ago, about twice the proportion of addiction counselors now find it acceptable for at least some of their patients to have a drink occasionally – either as an intermediate ...
Addiction Nov 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |