Am I An Alcoholic?

Am I an Alcoholic? Alcoholism (also known as Alcohol Use Disorder, or AUD) is a chronic, relapsing disease affecting millions of individuals in the United States. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 51 percent of the population aged 12 and older reported binge drinking in the past month. More than 14 million individuals aged 12 and older were suffering from alcoholism. And each year, more than 2,200 individuals die due to alcohol poisoning. Many may come to wonder, “Am I an alcoholic?” What Causes Alcoholism? Some individuals are more prone to alcoholism than others. Alcoholism involves several complex risk factors: Genetics and family history. These factors are the most correlated with one’s risk for alcoholism – in fact, genetics are about half of the problem, with family history making up the other half. When coupled with a genetic tendency toward alcoholism, an upbringing fraught with difficulties like childhood abuse and parental struggles can increase the risk of becoming an alcoholic. Current environment. Stress can be a major trigger for alcoholics – pressure at work and trouble at home can both lead to alcohol abuse. Gender. While the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that men are more likely to drink and become alcohol dependent than women, its research also suggests that women are more vulnerable to alcohol-related damage. Mental health condition. The Mental Health Founda...
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Authors: Barton BB, Segger F, Fischer K, Obermeier M, Musil R Abstract Introduction: Antipsychotic-induced weight-gain (AIWG) is a very important, yet often neglected side-effect in the treatment with first and second generation antipsychotics. AIWG can increase the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Meta-analyses mostly concentrate on AIWG in schizophrenic and bipolar patients, even though antipsychotics are prescribed off-label across many other diagnostic groups (e.g. anxiety disorders, depression, autistic disorder).Areas covered: Pub Med and Web of Science were systemat...
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In this study, we discovered that chronic alcohol treatment increased editing of RNA of 5-HT2CR via up-regulating the expression of ADAR2, consequently reducing the release of ATP from astrocytes induced by 5-HT2CR agonist, MK212. Moreover, SSRI antidepressant fluoxetine decreased the expression of ADAR2 through the transactivation of EGFR/PI3K/AKT/cFos signalling pathway. The increased release of astroglial ATP by MK212 which was suppressed by chronic alcohol consumption, and reduction in ADAR2 activity eliminated the RNA editing of 5-HT2CR increased by alcohol in vitro and recovered the release of ATP from astrocytes ind...
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This article includes references to self-injury, intravenous drug use and disordered eating.* One in five US high school students have reported being bullied. Approximately 160,000 teenagers have skipped school as a preventative measure. I encountered bullies for the first time in second grade, in the midst of such an innocent time of my youth. I dreaded entering my elementary school classroom, as I was well aware of what my presence would entail. I endured both verbal and physical harassment from my fellow peers for nearly a decade. I was passive, inevitably leading to the acceptance of my “fate,” in addition ...
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The risk of developing bipolar disorder was increased in women with PCOS, possibly because of shared inflammatory pathways, a study has found; metformin may have a protective effect.Medscape Medical News
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Authors: Lefere S, Devisscher L, Tacke F PMID: 31952447 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Those who consume up to 20 drinks per week are less likely to develop chronic kidney disease than never drinkers, but authors warn"potential benefits" of alcohol must be weighed against"harms."Medscape Medical News
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Chem. Commun., 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9CC09904B, CommunicationAnthony J. Campanella, Benjamin A. Trump, Eric Gosselin, Eric D Bloch, Craig M Brown Metal-organic frameworks featuring open metal coordination sites have been widely studied for the separation of gas mixtures. For CO2/N2 separations, these materials have shown considerable promise. Herein, we report the... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Publication date: Available online 20 January 2020Source: Toxicology ReportsAuthor(s): Hiroshi Kinoshita, Hülya Türkan, Slavica Vucinic, Shahab Naqvi, Rafik Bedair, Ramin Rezaee, Aristides TsatsakisAbstractCarbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of poisoning deaths in many countries, including Japan. Annually, CO poisoning claims about 2000-5000 lives in Japan, which is over half of the total number of poisoning deaths. This paper discusses the physicochemical properties of CO and the toxicological evaluation of CO poisoning.
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RESUMO Os pacientes com s índrome do desconforto respiratório agudo requerem estratégias ventilatórias que demonstraram ser importantes na redução da mortalidade em curto prazo, como ventilação protetora e ventilação em posição prona. No entanto, os pacientes que sobrevivem têm permanência prolongada, tanto na unidade de terapia intensiva como no hospital, e experimentam redução na satisfação global com a vida (independência, aceitação e perspectiva positiva), na saúde menta...
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BACKGROUND: Suicide is a leading cause of death among adolescents in North America. Youth who present to the Emergency Department (ED) with acute suicidality are at increased risk for eventual death by suicide, thereby presenting an opportunity for seconda...
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