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By Alexis Kuerbis, Alison.A. Moore, Paul Sacco, Faika Zanjani

This publication offers a present point of view on alcohol and getting older to raised comprehend the traits, bills, advantages, and medical and neighborhood evidenced-based techniques. This booklet embraces not just the actual, cognitive, mental, and social well-being merits of average ingesting within the aged, it additionally delves into the hazards of over the top ingesting, together with actual and psychiatric morbidity, neurodegeneration, medicine problems, and injuries and accidents, and lack of independence. Written through specialists within the box, this publication is the one present textual content that comes with the most up-tp-date medical, study, empirical, and perform info along a complete evaluation of the prestige of the sector that might aid consultant alcohol use administration and stimulate destiny learn.
Alcohol and getting older is the last word source for all researchers, educators, clinicians, and pros operating with older adults who drink.

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Can further complicate assessment, diagnosis, and subsequent treatment [10]. Given the impending “silver tsunami” of individuals with substance use and mental health disorders [3, 11], there is widespread recognition [3, 11, 12] of the need for more information about identification and assessment of and interventions related to comorbid disorders among older adults. A. W. S. W. edu R. W. edu © Springer International Publishing AG 2016 A. Kuerbis et al. 1007/978-3-319-47233-1_3 35 36 A. Kuerbis et al.

Furthermore, results of epidemiological studies tend to be delayed in publication sometimes by 10 years or more. Thus, the most current information on older adults, AUD, and comorbid disorders has yet to be published. This chapter will review: (1) age-related complications of substance use and mental health disorders; and (2) prevalence rates of alcohol use and AUD and comorbidity with other drug use and related disorders, gambling, and mental health disorders. Integrated throughout the chapter, the authors will review the scant existing literature on comorbid disorders among older adults.

For instance, older adults are less likely to develop tolerance to the effects of alcohol due to age-related physiological changes that inhibit alcohol metabolism. 1; DSM-5 criterion #6) may be less informative in identifying individuals at risk. Using Item Response Theory modeling Kuerbis et al. [47] found the tolerance criterion displayed lower reliability than other criteria in adults aged 50 and older. 1; DSM-5 criterion #10) discriminated well between those with alcohol abuse or dependence and those who were not diagnosed.

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