- brain depressant
- a cause of considerable morbidity and mortality
Dopamine is one of the primary neurotransmitters within the CNS and is known to be involved in the integration of environmental stimuli with physiologic responses. Cannabis, cocaine, and alcohol increase the dopamine level, thereby producing a strong association between physiologic effects and behavior.
Diagnostic Evaluation ( measurement tools for alcohol abuse or dependence ):
- Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST)
- The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
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Chu, A. & Ng, B. (2017). Caring for patients with rheumatoid arthritis in the community: Aggressive treatment and expert nursing care can improve patients’ quality of life
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease that affects joints and other organ systems. It can lead to severe functional disability and poor quality of life, imposing substantial burdens on patients and their caregivers. It affects 0.5% to 1% of the population worldwide. Evidence suggests that both genetics and environmental factors play a role in rheumatoid arthritis, others are including infections and epidemiologic factors.
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