J Korean Neuropsychiatr Assoc.  2004 Nov;43(6):659-664.

Recent Advances in Alcohol Use Disorders: Characteristics and Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder in Women

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. leeeun@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

The paper reviews recent advances regarding characteristics and treatment issues of alcohol use disorders in women. Women's greater sensitivity to alcohol might explain why alcohol dependence and the physical damage caused by alcohol progress more rapidly in women. There was a significantly higher lifetime prevalence of psychiatric comorbidity in women than in men with alcohol use disorders. Furthermore, comorbid diagnoses are more often primary in women. All of these differences have important treatment implications.

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Alcohol use disorders; Female
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