Age of alcoholism onset. I. Relationship to psychopathology.

  title={Age of alcoholism onset. I. Relationship to psychopathology.},
  author={Laure Buydens-Branchey and Marc H. Branchey and D Noumair},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={46 3},
Numerous attempts have been made to subdivide populations of alcoholics into homogeneous subgroups. Although no consensus has been reached about the characteristics of these subgroups, a number of classification schemes have identified a subgroup of patients with a high genetic loading for alcoholism, an early onset of alcoholism, a severe course, and coexisting psychiatric problems consisting of aggressive tendencies or criminality. In a recent typology proposed by Cloninger on the basis of… CONTINUE READING
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