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Rev Bras Psiquiatr. 2004 May;26 Suppl 1:S47-50. Epub 2005 Jan 4.

[Psychiatric complications of alcoholism: alcohol withdrawal syndrome and other psychiatric disorders].

[Article in Portuguese]

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  • 1Instituto de Educação Continuada, PUC Minas, FATEC, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Abstract

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is an acute condition secondary to total or partial reduction of alcohol consumption, characterized by self limited signs and symptoms and different degrees of severity. It can be complicated by several clinical and/or other psychiatric related problems. The objective of this article is to review the most important psychiatric complications to alcohol withdrawal syndrome as well as other psychiatric disorders associated with alcohol dependence as Wernicke Korsakoff and Marchiava Bignami syndromes. We aim to promote early diagnosis and treatment of these conditions, minimizing morbidity and mortality associated with them.

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