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Alcoholism & Addiction

Alcoholism and Pseudo-Cushing Syndrome

Pseudo-Cushing syndrome is a term doctors use to describe a medical condition that produces symptoms nearly identical to the symptoms of Cushing syndrome, a disorder caused by the presence of excessive amounts of a naturally occurring hormone called cortisol. People with both of these syndromes develop harmful, hormone-related changes in several different body systems, including their bones, muscles and skin. The...

A Task Force Looks to Redefine the Degrees of Alcoholism

Most mental health experts look to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual as the Bible for what is and isn’t a mental disorder. From time to time, changes are made as new findings are made. For instance, Asperger’s syndrome was dropped from the manual and pushed into a group in the autism spectrum disorder. A total revision of the manual has not been undertaken in...

Alcohol Sales in Scotland Reach an All-Time High Surpassing England

A recent study completed by Health Scotland showed that sales of alcoholic beverages have reached a record high in Scotland and are now surpassing England. Doctors are now calling for strong action to help cope with the prices of alcohol in Scotland. They realized that despite their efforts to limit alcoholic units for men, volume sales actually increased on average per adult weekly. According to an article in...

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