Sunday, April 27, 2008

Thank You, Finally

Someone is saying it. These conditions may all be one disorder. How many uncommon disorders can a person have in a lifetime if not related by a common cause. Alcoholism, drug dependence, conduct disorder, adult antisocial personality disorder, novelty and sensation seeking, general externalizing behavior.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Prostitution Common in Persons Entering Rehab

Here. About half the females and a fifth of the males had done it. If they had they were more likely to have infections and mental health problems requiring emergency care and inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations.

Genes Associated with Methamphetamine Dependence

Here. They include those contributing to addiction in general, success in quitting smoking and memory processes.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Epidemiology of Substance Abuse

Here. Prevalences of 12 months, and lifetime substance abuse were 1.4% and 7.7%, of dependence, 0.6% and 2.6%. Treatment incidences were 8.1% for abuse, and 37.9% for dependence. Sociodemographic factors did not predict treatment, but rather psychiatric co-morbidity.