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Loving Someone With a Mental Illness

Loving Someone With a Mental Illness

On a recent visit home, we walked into the neighborhood liquor store, I notice he’s beaming with pride, eager to blurt out to the clerk, “This is my sister I was telling you about she’s a newscaster from LA. She’s my better half.” My brother knows that simple introduction just bought him more store credit on his alcohol tab, because after all addicts are the Da Vinci of creativity for their supply
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Clinical applications of sodium oxybate (GHB): from narcolepsy to alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

Authors: Busard├▓ FP, Kyriakou C, Napoletano S, Marinelli E, Zaami S
Abstract
Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a short chain fatty acid endogenously produced within the central nervous system (CNS) and acts as a precursor and metabolite of the inhibitory neurotransmitter ╬│-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Although, it is an illegal recreational drug of abuse, its sodium salt (sodium oxybate) has b
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The effect of co-morbid depression and anxiety on the course and outcome of alcohol outpatient treatment: A naturalistic prospective cohort study.

Studies examining the effect of alcohol treatment among patients with alcohol use disorders (AUD) and co-morbid depression and/or anxiety are few and show inconsistent, but mainly negative drinking outcomes. To describe the prevalence of anxiety and depression among Danish patients seeking treatment for an AUD, and to investigate the influence of psychiatric co-morbidity on the course and effect
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Psychiatric comorbidity among substance misusing mothers.

Approximately half of patients suffering from a significant drug or alcohol related disorder also match the criteria of some other psychiatric disorder. Yet, little is known about comorbidity among substance misusing pregnant women. To estimate the prevalence of psychiatric diseases among mothers with substance misuse severe enough to end up in an assessment at a specialized addiction clinic and
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Multidimensional alcoholism typologies: could they guide clinical practice? Results from a 3-month prospective study.

The current nosological classifications may describe a syndrome of “alcoholism” that is too heterogeneous to produce prognostic models for clinical management. Multidimensional alcoholism typologies (ATs) could represent a valuable paradigm in the search for targeted treatment. The main goal of this study was to evaluate the clinical implications of 3 empirically-validated ATs, focusing on variou
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