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Our Invisible Addicts: Updated Edition (Royal College of Psychiatrists / BBC News / ONS / Wiley)

Summary The Royal College of Psychiatrists has published a second edition of the “Our Invisible Addicts” report, which presents updates to evidence concerning mental health aspects of alcohol and substance misuse in the “baby boomer” generation. It advises that substance … Continue reading

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Heavy Drinking: an Under-Appreciated Dementia Risk Factor? (BBC News / Lancet Public Health)

Summary Research based in France has discovered an association between alcohol use disorders and dementia risk, particularly regarding the risk of developing early-onset dementia (i.e. with onset at an age less than 65 years). Full Text Link Reference Alcohol and … Continue reading

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Alcoholic Dementia and Alcohol-Related Dementia (Royal College of Psychiatrists)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011]. Summary Various psychiatric comorbidities of substance misuse are not uncommon in older people; these include intoxication and delirium, withdrawal syndromes, anxiety, … Continue reading

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