Recognition and Management of Withdrawal Delirium (Delirium Tremens)

17 de fevereiro de 20151min

Marc A. Schuckit, M.D


At some time in their lives, 20% of men and 10% of women in most Western societies will have an alcohol-use disorder, which is defined as repetitive alcohol-related problems in at least 2 of 11 areas of life. These conditions can decrease the life span by a decade and are associated with severe impairments in social functioning, as well as high rates of medical problems. Although alcohol-related conditions occur in persons from all social strata and affect more than 20% of patients in most medical settings, few physicians have been adequately trained in identifying and treating these serious problems.

acesse: 2014_nov_SUCHIKT_Recognition_and_Management_of_Withdrawal.pdf

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.