Alcoholism and Clinical Psychiatry

  • Joel Solomon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Benjamin Kissin, Meredith Hanson
    Pages 1-19
  3. Gerald L. Klerman
    Pages 21-33
  4. Joseph Westermeyer
    Pages 35-47
  5. Joel Solomon
    Pages 57-67
  6. Martin S. Kesselman, Joel Solomon, Malcolm Beaudett, Barbara Thornton
    Pages 69-80
  7. Joel Solomon
    Pages 81-85
  8. Donald W. Goodwin
    Pages 87-95
  9. Joel Solomon
    Pages 97-110
  10. Joel Solomon, Meredith Hanson
    Pages 111-127
  11. Frederic M. Quitkin, Judith G. Rabkin
    Pages 129-140
  12. Robert B. Millman, Elizabeth T. Khuri
    Pages 163-178
  13. Sheila B. Blume
    Pages 179-193
  14. Sheldon Zimberg
    Pages 213-229
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 231-238

About this book


It is well known that alcoholism continues to be one of this country's major public health problems. This issue is carefully documented by Dr. Gerald Klerman, Chief of ADAMHA, in the second chapter ofthis volume. In spite of the major role that alcohol plays in the health care issues of internal medicine, neurology, and psychiatry, the subject continues to fall between the cracks of the various disciplines. For this reason, it has become almost a discipline of its own; yet there are no academic departments of alcoholism because academic departments are unidisciplinary and alcoholism is clearly a multidisciplinary field within medicine. In spite of the many disciplines involved in the study and treatment of alcoholism, psychiatry continues to have a special, albeit often neglected, relationship to alcoholism, and it is the articulation ofthat relationship which prompted the Department of Psychiatry at the Downstate Medical Center to organize the conference upon which many chapters in this volume are based. Particular emphasis in selecting the topics to be covered was placed on the interface between alcoholism and clinical psychiatry, including affective disorders, schizophrenia, suicide, adolescence, the special problems of women, and psychotherapy, to mention only some of them.


neurology psychiatry psychotherapy schizophrenia suicide women

Editors and affiliations

  • Joel Solomon
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Department of PsychiatryState University of New York, Downstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA

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