The use of disulfiram for alcohol-dependent patients and duration of outpatient treatment

The use of disulfiram for alcohol-dependent patients and duration of outpatient treatment

Autor Elbreder, Marcia Fonsi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Humerez, Dorisdaia Carvalho de Google Scholar
Laranjeira, Ronaldo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Guarulhos Univ UNG
Resumo Despite the fact that alcoholism is a severe public health problem of worldwide proportions, only a limited number of medications is used as coadjuvant treatment. the objectives of this study were to analyse the use of disulfiram for alcohol-dependent patients and the immediate interruption of treatment following medication prescription. This is a transversal study of 810 patients who attended the Alcohol and Drug Research Unit (UNIAD) during the 20002006 period. the study showed that both male and female patients who had remained under treatment during the first year used proportionally more disulfiram than those who remained for lesser time under treatment, and immediate treatment interruption was statistically more significant in this latter group of patients after prescription of this medication. Although disulfiram is an old medication, it seems that this drug can be useful for keeping alcohol-dependent patients under outpatient treatment.
Palavra-chave Disulfiram
Alcohol
Treatment
Gender
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2010-04-01
Publicado em European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. Heidelberg: Dr Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag, v. 260, n. 3, p. 191-195, 2010.
ISSN 0940-1334 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Dr Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag
Extensão 191-195
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00406-009-0038-9
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000277191500002
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/32406

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