Telangana Journal of Psychiatry

Official Journal of indian psychiatric society- Telangana state brance

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Volume : 3, Issue : 2

  • Factors associated with medical comorbid conditions in alcohol use disorders-preliminary findings from a general hospital setting in Bangalore, South India

  • Author : Priya Sreedaran, Bhuvaneshwari Sethuraman, Johnson Pradeep
  • Page No. 85-88
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  • Abstract  

    Background: Alcohol use disorders contribute significantly to global morbidity and mortality. Alcohol use disorders are also associated with presence of comorbid psychiatric as well as medical conditions. There is a need to study the factors associated with presence of comorbid medical conditions as this has important health implications.
    Methods: A chart review of 57 men with alcohol use disorders in a general hospital setting in Southern India was conducted. Data extracted was analyzed to study association of presence of comorbid medical conditions with the following variables: age of individual, age of onset of use, average amount of alcohol consumed and presence of delirium tremens.
    Results: Most individuals had comorbid medical conditions. Age of individual had a significant association with presence of comorbid medical conditions in alcohol use disorders. Lifetime history of delirium tremens tended towards a significant association with presence of comorbid medical conditions in Alcohol use disorders.
    Conclusions: Individuals with longer duration of alcohol use disorders are more likely to be diagnosed with comorbid medical conditions. These findings have implications for management of alcohol use disorders.

  • Keyword : Alcohol use disorders, Medical, Comorbid, Delirium tremens
  • DOI : 10.18231/2455-8559.2017.0020