Alcohol Use Disorder and Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder

7 de janeiro de 20201min

People with schizophrenia spectrum disorders have high rates of co-occurring substance use disorder, including alcohol use disorder (AUD). For individuals who have schizophrenia, AUD is associated with depression, suicidality, medication nonadherence, chronic physical problems, homelessness, aggression, violence, incarceration, and high rates of hospitalization. This article provides an updated review of the epidemiology, underlying neurobiology, and treatment of people with co-occurring AUD and schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.

Read the full article: https://www.arcr.niaaa.nih.gov/arcr401/article06.htm


Sobre a UNIAD

A Unidade de Pesquisa em álcool e Drogas (UNIAD) foi fundada em 1994 pelo Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira e John Dunn, recém-chegados da Inglaterra. A criação contou, na época, com o apoio do Departamento de Psiquiatria da UNIFESP. Inicialmente (1994-1996) funcionou dentro do Complexo Hospital São Paulo, com o objetivo de atender funcionários dependentes.



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