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Towards an integrated clinical psychobiology of alcoholism

Martin, Colin R., Bonner, Adrian B. (2005) Towards an integrated clinical psychobiology of alcoholism. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 1 (3). pp. 303-312. ISSN 1573-4 005. (doi:10.2174/157340005774575136) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:24734)

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Alcohol dependency is a complex multi-factorial clinical presentation characterized by etiological ambiguity, poor treatment adherence and unfavorable prognosis. Recent evidence suggest considerable heterogeneity in this patient group across a number of neurological, genetic, psychological and personality parameters which relate directly to the clinical manifestation and course of this chronic condition. The current review examines contemporary cross-disciplinary research reports to present an integrated psychobiological synthesis of the main themes. The psychobiological model proposed offers a template for both clinicians and researchers to evaluate the relative contribution of key indicators to the end-point gestalt of alcohol dependency. Analysis and integration of psychobiological risk factors are illuminated within the context of sub-type identification, tailored treatment interventions and clinical outcome prediction. Implications for current psychiatric practice and the direction of future research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.2174/157340005774575136
Uncontrolled keywords: addiction; alcohol dependency; alcoholism; psychobiology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2010 11:47 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:03 UTC
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