Major depression affects approximately 10 million Americans or roughly 5% of the population and is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Similarly, alcohol problems, including at-risk drinking, alcohol abuse, and alcohol dependence, are highly prevalent. Patients with depression frequently have alcohol problems. Alcohol problems in depressed patients present diagnostic and management challenges […]
Psychological factors significantly affect the cardiovascular system and play an important role in the etiopathogenesis of cardiovascular disorders. For the past several decades attention to the psychosocial and behavioral factors in cardiovascular disease has increased significantly. Multiple lines of evidence suggest that psychosocial factors contribute significantly to coronary heart disease as evidenced by data relating […]
This book will be of interest to both researchers and practitioners working with the issue of alcohol in the adolescent population and their families. The book is divided into several sections with an extensive and user friendly index. Publisher: Freund Publishing House Ltd.
This book is published by International Academic Press and distributed by Trafford Publishing, Victoria, BC, Canada Alcohol use disorders are a major medical and social problem facing many countries. The consumption of alcoholic beverages has risen steadily since World War II and drinking begins now at an earlier age. The steady increase in alcohol production […]
Psychological Factors and Cardiovascular Disorders: The Role of Psychiatric Pathology and Maladaptive Personality Features
Psychiatric disorders and certain personality features are frequently associated with cardiovascular disorders. For the past several decades attention to the psychosocial and behavioural factors in cardiovascular disease has increased significantly. Understanding the integration of the interactions among multiple psychological and biological factors in the regulation of the cardiovascular system and the development of cardiovascular disorders […]
This book describes the neurobiological mechanisms of alcohol abuse and dependence including the role of serotonergeic, dopaminergic, noradrenergic, and hypothalamic-piturary adrenal systems in alcohol use disorders and the results of neuroimaging studies are presented. The neurobiology of comorbidity of alcohol use disorders with other psychiatric disorders is also discussed. Research on the neurobiology of alcohol […]