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Etiology and treatment of alcoholism

If evidence of an etiologic factor, as is the alcohol, its toxic effect, there is no doubt, that the disease itself (alcoholism), most researchers considered multifactorial. Alcoholism affects not all people who use ethanol. This is due to a hereditary predisposition, and, indeed, "family" alcoholism has long been known. A. Trout therefore wrote that children drunks expressed tendency to abuse alcohol. At the same time alcohol is not entirely genetically determenirovannym disease such as Down's syndrome. Hereditary predisposition Article

Alcoholic psychosis symptoms

Alcoholic psychoses occur in the second and third stages of the disease as different duration psychotic episodes. Structure and dynamics of psychotic disorders alcoholic genesis depend on many factors, the essence of which is currently still not fully understood. Delirium tremens (delirium tremens) is the most common form of alcoholic psychosis. Delirium occurs almost always acute, in the period of abstinence. It can be triggered by predisposing factors: pneumonia, dysentery, traumatic brain injury, etc. As a rule, this alcoholic psychosis develops at night with short n

Stages and symptoms of alcoholism

Since alcoholism is a progressive disease is considered as a specific etiology (prolonged alcohol intoxication), it is clear that the disease has a beginning, climax and outcome. In this regard, there are three stages of the disease. The first stage of alcoholism stage manifests craving for alcohol, patients lost control over the amount of alcohol consumed alcohol, increases tolerance to alcohol. You can see the transition from episodic to a systematic drunkenness. Withdrawal symptoms at this stage has not yet been defined. Mental disorders are manifested in the form of "nevrastenopodobnyh" Symptoms:


Alcoholism - a progressive (a progressive) disease develops due to long alcohol abuse in the formation of pathological attraction to him because of the mental and then physical dependence on alcohol. Alcoholism can proceed without psychosis, and psychotic episodes with the advent of various psychopathological structure and duration. Cause psychosis itself may be as alcohol intoxication and metabolic disorders due to liver disease. Alcohol intoxication can be a precipitating factor for the development of endogenous psychoses. At later stages of alcoholism isolator
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