[-] Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHunt, R. Randyeng
dc.contributor.authorNashelsky, Joaneng
dc.date.issued2002-06eng
dc.description.abstractNaltrexone (ReVia) and nalmefene (Revex) are the most effective agents for treating alcoholism. Acamprosate is effective but not available in the United States. Serotonergic agents, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and lithium work best in patients with alcoholism and comorbid depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. Disulfiram (Antabuse) decreases drink frequency, but is no better than placebo for other outcomes. Greater effectiveness is achieved when pharmacologic agents are combined with either counseling or Alcoholics Anonymous programs. (Grade of recommendation: B, based on multiple randomized controlled studies with short and incomplete follow-up of patients.)eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/2852eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Inquiries, 2002 (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subjectcomorbid depressioneng
dc.subjectcounselingeng
dc.subjectdrink frequencyeng
dc.subject.lcshSubstance abuse -- Treatmenteng
dc.subject.lcshAlcoholism -- treatmenteng
dc.subject.lcshNaltrexoneeng
dc.titleHow effective are pharmacologic agents for alcoholism?eng
dc.typeArticleeng


Files in this item

[PDF]

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

[-] Show simple item record