Doctors separated the avid fans of alcohol on the five types that can occur in various age categories.
Previously, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5) has established 11 criteria that help the professional to identify the presence of alcoholism, reports The Medical News Today.
If a person meets two of these criteria throughout the year, the doctor will assume that a person dependent on alcohol.
New research has added even more nuances to the problem of excessive alcohol consumption. In particular, the researchers divided the alcoholism into five patterns. Each has its own set of symptoms and a tendency to spread in certain era.
Author Ashley Linden-Carmichael (Ashley Linden-Carmichael) and her colleagues examined data on about 5 402 participants aged from 18 to 64 years who participated in the National epidemiological survey on alcohol.
The researchers used a new method called latent analysis to study the subtypes or “profiles” of alcoholics who have had the same symptoms.
The analysis revealed five patterns of alcoholism, which occur at different ages for different people:
This group includes 25 % of the volunteers. People with this profile under the influence of alcohol is characteristic of foolish, often dangerous.
The lack of impact on everyday life
Was observed in 21 % of the participants. The group said that alcohol consumption did not adversely affect their life and affect their family, work or social obligations.
Comprised 34 % of participants who reported regular hangover or withdrawal symptoms of alcohol.
The profile that was found among 13% of the participants. People in this category tried brosite or are unable to reduce alcohol consumption.
The latter category comprised 7 % of the participants who have observed all the above symptoms.
Research conducted at Yale University, shows why some people face more intense and sometimes more dangerous withdrawal symptoms when they stop drinking. In addition, the analysis revealed how widespread each pattern at different ages
According to lead author, their discovery shows that we need an individual approach to the treatment of alcoholism.
Recall useful whether alcohol in small doses.
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Also “Znayu” I wrote about 6 ways to stop drinking today.
Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.