Objective: The purpose of this study was to clarify the magnitude and nature of the relationship between divorce and risk for alcohol use disorder (AUD).
Method: In a population-based Swedish sample of married individuals (N=942,366), the authors examined the association between divorce or widowhood and risk for first registration for AUD. AUD was assessed using medical, criminal, and pharmacy registries.
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The participant will summarize the role that divorce and widowhood plays in the risk for onset of alcohol use disorder.
This program is designed for all psychiatrists in clinical practice, residents in Graduate Medical Education programs, medical students interested in psychiatry, and other physicians who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.
Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: May 1, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2019
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Title: Divorce and the Onset of Alcohol Use Disorder: A Swedish Population-Based Longitudinal Cohort and Co-Relative Study
Authors: Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D., Sara Larsson Lönn, Ph.D., Jessica Salvatore, Ph.D., Jan Sundquist, M.D., Ph.D., Kristina Sundquist, M.D., Ph.D.
Affiliations: From the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va. (K.S.K., Je.Sa.); the Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va. (K.S.K.); the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va. (K.S.K.); the Center for Primary Health Care Research, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden (S.L.L., Ja.Su., K.S.); and the Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va. (Je.Sa.).
Disclosures: The authors report no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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