Defining Drinking Problems in the UK as a Corporation-induced Disorder: Theoretical and Public Health Implications

19 de julho de 20121min11

The term epidemic is generally defined as the “occurrence in a community or region of cases of an illness … or other health related events clearly in excess of normal expectancy” (A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988).  The term is typically used to communicate health risks affecting large numbers of individuals throughout an area at the same time or to describe a health condition or social problem that is widely prevalent.  This paper applies Jahiel’s theory of corporation-induced disease as a possible explanation for an epidemic of alcohol-related problems in the United Kingdom. 

The UK was selected as the basis for this case study because it has recently experienced a significant increase in alcohol-related problems following a general relaxation of alcohol control policies. pdf Corporate_induced_epidemic_UK.pdf

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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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