Joshua Madden

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Formulations of alcohol dependence are continuously refreshed, in line with changing concepts and altered needs. Two new descriptions have been prepared: the revised WHO criteria for substance use disorders and an educative definition of alcoholism. The major sets of diagnostic criteria provided by WHO and by the American Psychiatric Association are moving(More)
A new high performance liquid chromatographic method has been used to measure erythrocyte levels of the physiologically active form of thiamin, thiamin diphosphate (ETDP), in 25 alcoholics admitted to hospital for detoxification and rehabilitation. Measurements were made before, during and after multivitamin supplementation, either orally or parenterally,(More)
Neuropsychological measurements and N2-P3 visual cognitive potentials evoked by a template-matching visual-memory task were collected from seemingly intact chronic alcoholics and normal controls. Psychometric results were not significantly different between alcoholics and controls, but the N2-P3 cognitive potentials of the alcoholic population showed a(More)
Chronic alcohol misuse lowers mood and often leads to suicide or suicide attempts. yet drinking problems are often overlooked in patients presenting with depression, or the severity of mood change is unrecognized in a known alcohol misuser. Anxiety frequently accompanies problem drinking and accentuates depression. This article considers the implications(More)
Seventy-three male alcoholics permitted information to be obtained from official sources about time recorded as lost from work in receipt of sickness or unemployment benefits and about their weekly state insurance contributions. The average yearly time loss was 121-7 working days per person, comprising an average yearly loss through sickness of 86-1 and(More)