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  • Factors Associated With Medical Comorbid Conditions In Alcohol Use Disorders-preliminary Findings From A General Hospital Setting In Bangalore, South India

  • Article : Open Access
  • Article Type: Original Article
  • Subject : Psychiatry, Mental Health, Psychology
  • Year : 2017
  • Author : Priya Sreedaran
  • Author : Bhuvaneshwari Sethuraman
  • Author : Johnson Pradeep
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  • Page From : 85
  • Page To : 88
  • Page No : 85-88
  • Article View : 62
  • Article Download : 60
  • DOI : 10.18231/2455-8559.2017.0020
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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.
     

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  • Keyword : Alcohol use disorders, Medical, Comorbid, Delirium tremens
  • How to cite this article:   Sreedaran P, Sethuraman B, Pradeep J, Factors Associated With Medical Comorbid Conditions In Alcohol Use Disorders-preliminary Findings From A General Hospital Setting In Bangalore, South India. Telangana J Psychiatry. 2017;3(2):85-88.
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