Leo Sher’s favorite quotes: Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always. – Hippocrates We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men … are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America […]
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 […]
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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 […]
Alcohol misuse is associated with multiple neurological, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, endocrine and other medical problems.
The association between alcohol use and violence has been documented by many studies. A review of the literature indicated that alcohol was present, during the time of the transgression, in 30–70% of suicide attempters, 18– 66% of suicide completers, 28–86% of homicide offenders, 24–37% of assault offenders, 7–72% of robbery offenders, 13–60% of sexual offenders, […]
Alcohol–induced brain damage Alcohol can damage the brain in many ways. The brain is vulnerable to the toxic effects of alcohol itself and can be affected by alcohol-related damage to other organs, including the liver, pancreas, and heart.
The effects of alcohol may be more severe or more readily observed in women than in men. Women achieve higher concentrations of alcohol in the blood and become more impaired than men after drinking equivalent amounts of alcohol. It is becoming increasingly important and valuable to compare the patterns, predictors, and consequences of women’s and […]
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that in 2003 approximately 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, an arrest rate of 1 for every 135 licensed drivers in the United States.