Concerning Dianne, there were four major related and intertwining issues: her drinking, her depressive mood, her anxious symptoms and marital problems. In addition, Dianne met criteria for both the avoidant personality disorder and the obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.

Many of Dianne's symptoms (such as sleeping difficulties, muscle tension, poor concentration and low self-esteem) could be accounted for by each of the four problem areas discussed above. We decided to focus our attention on Dianne's drinking as a first step. In general - even with severe comorbid conditions - targeting the drinking problem is the treatment of choice. There is no evidence that, if the patient is not able to control his or her alcohol consumption, targeting other pathology cooccurring with alcohol dependence will be effective and should be considered as a first choice for treatment.

Beat The Battle With The Bottle

Beat The Battle With The Bottle

Alcoholism is something that can't be formed in easy terms. Alcoholism as a whole refers to the circumstance whereby there's an obsession in man to keep ingesting beverages with alcohol content which is injurious to health. The circumstance of alcoholism doesn't let the person addicted have any command over ingestion despite being cognizant of the damaging consequences ensuing from it.

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