Alcohol Dependence

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Alcohol dependence is a kind of psychiatric diagnosis which describes the physical addiction towards alcohol. A person should converge three out of the total seven possible criterions in merely 12 months with respect to achieve alcoholic dependence described in DSM IV. The first criterion is associated to the physiological dependency that is described to be the tolerance and the second one is withdrawal. The third and fourth criterion will signify the convention of control loss while drinking and also the failure experienced while quitting drinking. The fifth and sixth criteria indicate the advancement of dependency that changes the present style of living. The seventh criterion of alcohol dependence could be met, while the person intakes alcohol regularly without being alarmed about the dreadfulness of drinking. It causes some psychological causes.

Everyone does not satisfy the similar criterion and thus everyone does not have the similar problem and symptoms that relates to alcoholic drinking. With respect to alcohol dependence, only three out the seven criterions are closely looked for! Every individuals participating with alcohol dependence does not meet psychological dependence. There is a difference between alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse. They are differentiated by the symptoms like withdrawal and tolerance. Alcohol dependence is sometimes referred as alcoholism. Around 12% of adults in USA are facing the alcohol dependence trouble and they suffer badly with the serious impacts.

With intent to discover and realize the prevailing characteristics of the alcohol dependence, substantial scientific efforts from the past 3 decades have been carried out. This process of workout commenced in the year 1976, while the far-familiar British Psychiatrist named Griffith Edwards gave his active workout along with the American colleague named Milton Gross to develop a systematically expression of the theory that is comprehended as alcoholism the alcoholic dependency syndrome. Alcohol dependence is acknowledged by the American Medical Association as a disease because it has a characteristic set of signs and symptoms and a progressive course.

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Date: 1878
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