Criteria for the diagnosis of alcoholism.

  title={Criteria for the diagnosis of alcoholism.},
  author={Cecelia Jankowski and David E. Drum},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={137 11},
Manifestations of alcoholism in general hospital patients were studied retrospectively by review of medical records to determine their frequency of occurrence. Pathophysiological indications of alcoholism were far more commonly recorded than were behavioral or psychological changes, although most diagnostic clues were notable by their absence from a majority of the records. Optimizing the diagnostic efficacy of those features of alcoholism that did occur may require application of the methods… CONTINUE READING

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