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Alcohol and psychiatric and physical disorders

Karl F. Mann and Falk Kiefer

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0058
Alcohol and psychiatric and physical disorders

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This chapter covers the clinical symptoms of alcohol intoxication, withdrawal (without complications and with perceptual disturbances, grand mal seizures, delirium tremens, and alcoholic hallucinosis), and psychiatric disorders, including alcohol-induced mood disorders and alcohol-induced anxiety disorders. The effects of alcohol on the brain are covered in detail, including Wernicke’s encephalopathy, Korsakoff’s syndrome, cerebellar degeneration, hepatocerebral degeneration, and foetal alcohol syndrome, as are the effects on the body, including malnutrition and vitamin deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, effects on the muscle, liver, pancreas, skin, and heart, and the relationship between alcohol and hypertension and cancer.

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Subjects: Psychiatry ; Addiction Medicine

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