Lísia Von Diemen

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An important goal of addiction research is to discover neurobiological markers that could predict the severity of addiction and help to determine appropriate treatment. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) are being related to cerebral plasticity and impairment caused by substance abuse. This study(More)
BACKGROUND Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent, affecting approximately 10% of individuals throughout life; its onset can be detected since early childhood or adolescence. Studies in adults have shown that anxiety disorders are associated with alcohol abuse, but few studies have investigated the association between anxiety symptoms and problematic(More)
INTRODUCTION Literature on alcohol and injury – particularly traffic accidents – focuses mostly on hospital emergency rooms, since these represent a potential point of recurrent alcohol abuse or dependence, as well as a significant source for screening, brief intervention, and referral for treatment. 1,2 However, some studies report that social, cultural,(More)
This paper presents the probabilistic record linkage (PRL) methodology as an alternative way to find or follow up hard-to-reach population as crack users. PRL was based on secondary data from public health information systems and the strategy used from standardization; phonetic encoding and the rounds of matching data were described. A total of 293 patient(More)
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