Psychopathology of alcoholics during withdrawal and early abstinence

@article{Wetterling2000PsychopathologyOA,
  title={Psychopathology of alcoholics during withdrawal and early abstinence},
  author={T. Wetterling and K. Junghanns},
  journal={European Psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={15},
  pages={483 - 488}
}
Epidemiologic surveys show a high lifetime co-morbidity with psychiatric disorders (e.g., depression and anxiety) in alcoholics. However, alcoholics frequently complained about psychopathologic symptoms, particularly during alcohol withdrawal. There is some evidence that symptomatology decreases spontaneously with prolonged abstinence. Thus, the question arises whether high levels of psychopathology could be accounted for by withdrawal effects. This study was aimed at examining the impact of… Expand
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