The genetics of alcohol dependence

  title={The genetics of alcohol dependence},
  author={D. Dick and L. Bierut},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  • D. Dick, L. Bierut
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Current Psychiatry Reports
  • Alcohol dependence is a common, complex disorder, which affects millions of people worldwide and causes considerable burden in terms of interpersonal and societal costs. Family, twin, and adoption studies have convincingly demonstrated that genes play an important role in the development of alcohol dependence, with heritability estimates in the range of 50% to 60% for both men and women. A number of studies are under way to identify specific genes involved in the predisposition toward alcohol… CONTINUE READING
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