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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...

Swedish Alcohol Consumption Trends

Alcohol consumption shows trends over multiple months, giving policymakers a view of how the general population is making consumption decisions. Alcohol consumption is an important public health concern. Decisions about drinking impact other areas of life, and can lead to possibly risky behaviors, such as dangerous sexual choices, and rash decisions. In Sweden, the story is no different. Policymakers want to...

Common Misconceptions About Alcohol Abuse

Here are some common misconceptions about alcohol and alcohol abuse:   Only winos and Skid Row street bums abuse alcohol – The truth is that alcohol abuse crosses all demographic and societal boundaries. People who abuse alcohol include members of every conceivable background, education, aspiration and occupation – everyone from the rich business tycoon, Hollywood celebrity or movie mogul, grade and...

Do You Have a Problem with Alcohol?

This questionnaire by the National Institutes of Health is designed to identify symptoms of alcohol abuse and dependence. Answering yes to even one question may indicate someone is abusing alcohol, and three or more positive answers can suggest alcohol dependence or alcoholism, depending upon the severity of symptoms. In the past year, have you: –Had times when you ended up drinking more than you...

Study Links Impulsivity of Alcohol-Dependent Individuals to Brain Anomalies

Research has shown that alcohol dependence is strongly associated with impaired impulse control and the tendency to choose smaller, immediate rewards over larger, delayed rewards. A new study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine the neurological basis of impulsivity among those with alcohol use disorders found that impulsivity in alcohol dependence could be the result of functional anomalies...

Jerome Whitehead Death Connected to Persistent Alcohol Abuse

Jerome Whitehead, known for a historic 1977 shot in the NCAA semifinals, among numerous NBA career highlights, died in December 2012 of causes related to persistent alcohol abuse. Whitehead’s NBA career spanned more than a decade, including play for San Diego, San Antonio, the Utah Jazz and the Dallas Mavericks. He was drafted from Marquette University in 1978. One of Whitehead’s most notable and...

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...

People with Alcohol Dependence Manage Social Rejection Differently, Says Study

Not only is alcoholism a serious, progressive and life-threatening disease – it can also create a situation where the person finds maintaining a healthy social life almost impossible or sees their social relationships dissolve as they work through treatment and recovery. A study exploring the effects of the loss of social networks on people with alcohol addiction or dependence looked at specific ways the...

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