Alcoholism is the physical and mental addiction to alcohol.
Prolonged abuse of alcohol caused both physical and mental conditions,
and there are also various social implications from associated behaviors.
Although cirrhosis of the liver is the best known complication,
there are numerous physical effects to the digestive system, pancreas,
nerves, and heart.
Alcoholism can be difficult to diagnose because of secrecy
and the tendency towards denial of a serious problem.
In some cases alcoholism may actually be a symptom of an underlying condition
such as depression or schizophrenia.
Treatment is mainly by cessation of alcohol, usually with support from groups
such as Alcoholics Anonymous, and is often successful in alleviating
the condition and its related complications. ...more »
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had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
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Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been
overlooked...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians....read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression
to be overlooked.
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Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients
with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician.
The reasons are multifactorial....read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
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people who drink, alcohol is a pleasant accompaniment to social
activities. Moderate alcohol use—up to two drinks per day for men
and one drink per day for women and older people—is not harmful for
most adults. (A standard drink is one 12-ounce bottle or can of
either beer or wine cooler, one 5-ounce glass of wine, or 1.5 ounces
of 80-proof distilled spirits.) Nonetheless, a large number of
people get into serious trouble because of their drinking. (Source: excerpt from Alcoholism Getting the Facts: NIAAA)
Definitions of Alcoholism:
Habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
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