TITLE

The Role of Selected Factors in the Development and Consequences of Alcohol Dependence

AUTHOR(S)
Gilbertson, Rebecca; Prather, Robert; Nixon, Sara Jo
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Alcohol Research & Health;2008, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p389
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Gender, family history, comorbid psychiatric and substance use disorders, and age all influence a person's risk for alcoholism. In addition, these factors interact with alcoholism to influence neurocognitive functioning following detoxification. This article examines these factors and considers how they interact with each other. This complexity reinforces the need for both animal and human studies and suggests multiple factors that may be sensitive to differential prevention, intervention, and treatment efforts. Thus, it is imperative that hypothesisdriven research designs be directed to identifying the relative potency of these factors and their interactions.
ACCESSION #
39231458

 

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