Chapter 4. Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Dependence

  1. Prof. Dr. Mats Berglund1,
  2. Dr. Sten Thelander Project Manager2 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Egon Jonsson Executive Director2
  1. Prof. Dr. Mats Berglund

Published Online: 15 APR 2004

DOI: 10.1002/3527601465.ch4

Treating Alcohol and Drug Abuse: An Evidence Based Review

Treating Alcohol and Drug Abuse: An Evidence Based Review

How to Cite

Berglund, M. (2003) Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Dependence, in Treating Alcohol and Drug Abuse: An Evidence Based Review (eds M. Berglund, S. Thelander and E. Jonsson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527601465.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University Hospital MAS, Alcohol and Drug Clinic, S-20502 Malmö, Sweden

  2. 2

    SBU, Box 5650, S-11486 Stockholm, Sweden

Author Information

  1. University Hospital MAS, Alcohol and Drug Clinic, S-20502 Malmö, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2004
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527306824

Online ISBN: 9783527601462

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Keywords:

  • pharmacotherapy;
  • alcohol dependence;
  • antipsychotic drugs;
  • dopamine agonists;
  • SSRI agents;
  • acamprosate;
  • naltrexone;
  • nalmefene;
  • lithium;
  • comorbidity;
  • depression

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods

    • Search Strategies

    • Complementary Search

    • Unpublished Studies

  • Analytical Principles

    • Categorization

    • Target Group and Treatment Goals

  • Overview of Tables

  • Overview of Included Studies

  • Results

    • Aversive Agents

    • Antipsychotic Drugs

    • Dopamine Agonists

    • SSRI Agents

    • Other Agents with Effect on the 5-HT System

    • Acamprosate

    • Naltrexone and Nalmefene

    • Other Agents

    • Lithium

  • Comorbidity

    • Anti-Depressive Treatment and Psychiatric Comorbidity (Depression)

  • Discussion

    • Acamprosate and Naltrexone

    • Aversive Agents

    • Other Agents

    • Treatment of Comorbid Conditions

  • Conclusions