Alcoholism Outline

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Objective: To be able to discuss about Alcoholism.

I.  Classification and terminology of Alcoholism
A. Etymology
II. History of Alcohol
III. Signs and symptoms
B.  Symptoms of long term alcohol misuse
1. Physical symptoms
2. Psychiatric symptoms
3.  Social effects
C. Alcohol withdrawal
IV. Causes of Alcoholism
D. Genetic variation
V. Pathophysiology
VI. Diagnosis of Alcoholism
E. Social barriers
F. Screening
G. Genetic predisposition testing
H. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnosis I. Urine and blood tests
VII. Prevention of Alcoholism
VIII. Management
J. Detoxification
K. Group therapy and psychotherapy
L. Rationing and moderation
M. Medications
N. Dual addictions
IX. Epidemiology
X. Prognosis
XI. Society and culture

This topic is about Alcoholism. Alcoholism also known as alcohol dependence is a disabling addictive disorder. It is characterized by compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcohol despite its negative effects on the drinker's health, relationships, and social standing. Like other drug addictions, alcoholism is medically defined as a treatable disease. The term "alcoholism" is a widely used term first coined in 1849 by Magnus Huss, but in medicine the term was replaced by "alcohol abuse" and "alcohol dependence" in the 1980s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM III). Similarly in 1979 an expert World Health Organization committee disfavored the use of "alcoholism" as a diagnostic entity, preferring the category of "alcohol dependence syndrome". In the 19th and early 20th...
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