Alcoholism: Sensitivity and Specificity
Introduction: Alcoholism is a disease "characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortion of thinking, most notably denial".
Alcohol abuse = a maladaptive pattern of use associated with one or more of the following:
Alcohol dependence = maladaptive pattern of use associated with three or more of the following:
Differential Diagnoses include: Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
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