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Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Mar;30(3):567-84.

Understanding and treating alcohol dependence.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908-0623, USA.


This article represents the proceedings of a symposium presented at the 158th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association held in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 24, 2005. The organizer/chairman was Bankole A. Johnson, DSc, MD, PhD. The presentations included the following: (1) Neuropharmacological Basis of Alcohol Dependence, by George F. Koob, PhD; (2) Recent Developments in the Genetics of Alcohol Dependence, by Marc A. Schuckit, MD; (3) New Pharmacological Strategies for Treating Alcohol Dependence, by Barbara J. Mason, PhD; (4) New Medications: The Use of Anticonvulsants, Both Alone and in Combination, with Various Forms of Psychotherapy, by Bankole A. Johnson, DSc, MD, PhD; and (5) Differential Effects of Pharmacological Agents on Craving, by Nassima Ait-Daoud, MD.

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