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By Henrietta N. Barnes, Mark D. Aronson, Thomas L. Delbanco, Julius B. Richmond, A. Abrams, M.D. Aronson, H.N. Barnes, R.D. Bayog, M. Bean-Bayog, J. Bigby, B. Bush, M.G. Cyr, J. Daley, T.L. Delbanco, J. Ende, A.W. Fox, P.A. Friedman, M.E. Griner, P.F. Griner

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Based at the Commonwealth Harvard Alcohol study and educating application, this clinically orientated paintings is designed to provide internists and first care practitioners the information and abilities essential to realize and deal with sufferers with alcoholism.

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Discussion Alcoholism is a common problem that has classic clinical features in its advanced stages. As can be seen from the cases cited at the start of this chapter, the disease can elude diagnosis (while patients manifest nonspecific symptoms) in the early 2. Definition of Alcoholism 15 stages. Patients may have medical, legal, or social difficulties. Physicians must appreciate the fact that alcoholism is part of a continuum that includes normal drinking at one end of the spectrum. Where alcoholism starts on the spectrum is somewhat arbitrary, but the criteria and scales presented in this chapter may be useful in making decisions about individual patients.

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Alcoholism: A Guide for the Primary Care Physician by Henrietta N. Barnes, Mark D. Aronson, Thomas L. Delbanco, Julius B. Richmond, A. Abrams, M.D. Aronson, H.N. Barnes, R.D. Bayog, M. Bean-Bayog, J. Bigby, B. Bush, M.G. Cyr, J. Daley, T.L. Delbanco, J. Ende, A.W. Fox, P.A. Friedman, M.E. Griner, P.F. Griner


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