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Recent findings in basic scientific research, such as neurobiological and neuroimaging studies, have suggested common pathways for food and drug intake. It was hypothesized that both compete for the same brain reward sites, and that a higher body mass index (BMI) may be associated with lower substance use. The aim of this study was to investigate the(More)
AIMS To assess the clinical and biological status of alcohol-dependent patients admitted to a psychiatric or a gastroenterological ward, assessing and comparing dimensions important for prescribing treatment for withdrawal and relapse prevention. METHODS Eighty patients, alcohol-dependent according to international classification of diseases tenth(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to assess the impact of temperamental traits in alcohol dependent patients on the course of illness. METHODS The case files of 116 alcohol dependent patients, according to ICD-10 and DSM-IV-TR, were examined retrospectively. All patients were in treatment between 02/08 and 03/09 at the Psychiatric Department of the General(More)
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