Treatment response of bipolar and unipolar alcoholics to an inpatient dual diagnosis program BACKGROUND: Depressed and bipolar alcoholics represent a significant affective subgroup that has a poorer prognosis than either diagnosis alone. To date few systematic treatment programs have been developed to treat dual diagnosis. METHODS: An inpatient treatment program was developed at St Patrick’s …∞
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Alcoholics can be distinguished from controls in terms of cyclothymic traits Ninety-four consecutive responders to treatment alcoholics, 39 with and 55 without psychiatric comorbidity, were compared, regarding affective temperaments, according to the formulation of Akiskal and Mallya, with 50 healthy volunteers displaying the same social characteristics and belonging to the same environment. No differences were …∞
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