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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 176-179

An Epidemiological Study of Alcoholism


1 Professor of Psychiatry & Head, Research and Treatment Centre for Alcohol and Drug Dependence (RATCADD), Department of Psychiatry, Govt. Stanley Hospital & Stanley Medical College, Madras-600 001, India
2 Formerly Asst. Professor of Psychiatry, Research and Treatment Centre for Alcohol and Drug Dependence (RATCADD), Department of Psychiatry, Govt. Stanley Hospital & Stanley Medical College, Madras-600 001, India
3 Asst. Professor of Psychiatry, Research and Treatment Centre for Alcohol and Drug Dependence (RATCADD), Department of Psychiatry, Govt. Stanley Hospital & Stanley Medical College, Madras-600 001, India
4 Asst. Professor of Psychology, Research and Treatment Centre for Alcohol and Drug Dependence (RATCADD), Department of Psychiatry, Govt. Stanley Hospital & Stanley Medical College, Madras-600 001, India

Correspondence Address:
R Ponnudrai
Professor of Psychiatry & Head, Research and Treatment Centre for Alcohol and Drug Dependence (RATCADD), Department of Psychiatry, Govt. Stanley Hospital & Stanley Medical College, Madras-600 001
India
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The study was aimed to assess the prevalence of alcoholism in Madras City. A locality in North Madras was chosen and the houses were selected at random. The family members in these houses were assessed using the Michigan Alcoholism Screening test. 222 persons were thus studied. 16.67 of the males were found to be suffering from alcoholism.



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