When Will We Have a Standard Concept of Alcohol Dependence?

R. Caetano

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The alcohol field has had a number of competing definitions of alcohol dependence. The simultaneous revision of the DSM‐III and the ICD‐10 provided an opportunity for creating a standard concept, but this opportunity has been lost. In spite of being closer than before, the new proposals retain important differences regarding operationalization, wording and coverage of the concept of alcohol dependence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-605
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Addiction
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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