The nature of alcoholism in patients with different family histories for alcoholism

Victor M. Hesselbrock, James R. Stabenau, Michie N. Hesselbrock, Roger E. Meyer, Thomas F. Babor

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Abstract

Abstract1.The course and consequences of alcohol abuse were examined in male and female patients being treated for alcoholism.2.Demographic characteristics, family history for alcoholism, psychopathology, drinking history and social and physical consequences of alcohol abuse were assessed.3.Probands with alcoholism on both the maternal and paternal sides of their pedigree experience greater psychosocial and physical consequences of alcohol abuse than other alcoholic patients.4.Sex of the proband and type of family pedigree for alcoholism were found not to be interactive but to contribute separate additive effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-614
Number of pages8
JournalProgress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
Volume6
Issue number4-6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Biological Psychiatry

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