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J Stud Alcohol. 1989 Sep;50(5):414-21.

Alcohol withdrawal in the elderly.

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  • 1Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic, Columbus, Ohio 43221.


The phenomenon of alcohol withdrawal has seldom been studied in subgroups of patients in withdrawal. We developed a rating scale for measuring alcohol withdrawal that we found to be reliable and valid. The scale, when applied to young (ages 21-33, N = 24) and elderly (ages 58-77, N = 26) groups of patients in alcohol withdrawal, indicated that the elderly group initially had a more severe withdrawal for which they received higher doses of chlordiazepoxide.

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