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Alcohol and drug dependence

Mary E. McCaul, Gary S. Wand and Yngvild K. Olsen

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.260701

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Alcohol and drug dependence

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Alcohol and drug dependence are diagnosed based on the clustering of characteristic physiological and behavioural symptoms. Since there is considerable diagnostic overlap with a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions, a careful history of a patient’s substance use, associated problems, and familial patterns of substance misuse is important....

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Subjects: Psychiatry ; Addiction Medicine

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