TITLE

DEFINITIONS OF ALCOHOL-RELATED DISORDERS

AUTHOR(S)
Stewart, Scott H.; Connors, Gerard J.
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Alcohol Research & Health;2004/2005, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the two disease classification systems used to define alcohol use disorders. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders devised by the American Psychiatric Association define alcohol abuse as a maladaptive pattern of alcohol use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as manifested by the occurrence of certain patterns within a 12 month period. The International Classification of Diseases by the World Health Organization distinguishes between harmful use and alcohol dependence syndrome.
ACCESSION #
18933415

 

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