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Research on alcoholism has expanded rapidly during the last 10 years. Clinicians find the literature difficult to integrate because it encompasses many disciplines. This monograph reviews developments through 1975 and provides extensive documentation. The 22 authoritative chapters are grouped into three sections.
The chapters in "Orientation and Perspective" view alcoholism historically and consider definitional issues, models, and theories.
The neuropsychological orientation of the section "Process in Alcoholism" clarifies relations between the psychophysiologic correlates of alcoholism and associated research on psychological deficits, cognitive style, sleep disturbances, and behavioral and motivational patterns. The genetic determinants of alcoholism and the epidemiologic and social
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Alcoholism. Interdisciplinary Approaches to an Enduring Problem.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:248. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-2-248_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(2):248.
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