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2013-02-27 10:34:26

Police, firefighters and other protective services workers who are repeatedly exposed to traumatic events and are new to their profession are at greater risk of developing a psychiatric disorder, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers also found that protective services workers do not appear to have a higher prevalence of mental health problems than workers in other occupations. The study results are featured in the...

2012-06-18 23:18:50

NIH-funded study sheds light on risk of bariatric procedures Adults who had a common bariatric surgery to lose weight had a significantly higher risk of alcohol use disorders (AUD) two years after surgery, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health research consortium. Researchers investigated alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorders symptoms in 1,945 participants from the NIH-funded Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS), a prospective study of patients...

2012-01-16 21:23:38

    A new study compares rates of alcohol use disorders (AUDs), nicotine dependence (ND), and mood and anxiety disorders in the United States and South Korea.     Results indicate that while AUDs are substantially more common among Americans than South Koreans, alcohol-dependent Americans are significantly more likely to seek treatment. Hazardous alcohol use and depression are among the 10 leading causes of disability and premature death worldwide, according...

2011-09-19 07:30:18

Risks of problem drinking are on the rise among women In a review of 31 peer-reviewed and published studies, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health looked generational and gender differences in alcohol consumption, alcohol disorders, and mortality. Findings indicate that people born after World War II are more likely to binge drink and develop alcohol use disorders. Researchers also found that the gender gap in alcoholism and problem drinking is narrowing in...

2011-03-15 21:01:32

    * Researchers believe that an early age at first drink (AFD) may lead to greater stress-induced drinking.    * A new study examines interactions between AFD and stressful life events on drinking during young adulthood.    * Findings indicate a strong link between an early AFD and later heavy drinking when confronted by a high load of stressful life events. Both animal and human research suggest that an early age at first drink (AFD) may lead...

2010-08-16 18:36:05

A new article published in a forthcoming issue of The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry concludes that early intervention among young adolescents with delinquency problems may help prevent the development of long-term crime, alcohol use disorders (AUDs), and risky sex behaviors, especially among disadvantaged youth. The study examined the influence of delinquency behavior in late childhood development among over 800 youth from low- compared to middle-income backgrounds, ages 10 to...

2009-10-27 11:36:35

Press release from PLoS Medicine In the latest article in PLoS Medicine's series proposing the delivery of "packages of care" for mental, neurological and substance-use disorders in low- and middle-income countries, Vivek Benegal and colleagues discuss the treatment of alcohol use disorders in settings where resources are limited. "Packages of care" are combinations of treatments aimed at improving the recognition and management of conditions to achieve optimal outcomes. Alcohol misuse is...

2008-07-23 15:01:19

Alcohol use disorders are often overlooked in patients undergoing surgery although alcohol use can increase complication risk, German researchers said. Anesthesiologist Dr. Claudia D. Spies and her research group at Charite-Universitaetsmedizin Berlin studied 1,556 surgical patients and found a trend of missed opportunities in identifying those at risk. First, we noted that alcohol use disorders is not diagnosed adequately during preoperative assessment, Spies said in a statement. Then,...


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