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| Published: November 20, 2018

Alcoholism among Husbands and Its Psychological Impact on wives in Malappuram District

Dr. Abdul Wahab Pathath

Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Nurjahan Begum

Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Sayed Ibrahim Ali

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Family & Community Medicine department, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.048/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.048

ABSTRACT

Alcohol is important risk factors of ill-health and disability. The WHO estimates that one-fourth to one-third of the male population in South East Asian countries drink alcohol .In India, the estimated number of alcohol users in 2005 was 62.5 million and 17.4% (10.6 million) were dependent on alcohol. Of the hospital admissions, 20-30% were due to alcohol-related problems. Continuous alcohol abuse not only affects the individual but also family members, especially the spouse who faces many emotional problems and stressful life events. Many studies and anecdotal reports suggest that individuals who are married to persons dependent on alcohol have poor overall physical and mental health. One study found that substance use disorders among husbands is strongly associated with psychiatric illness such as depressive disorders and anxiety disorders among their wives. The purpose of the current study.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.048/20180604

10.25215/0604.048

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 4, October-December, 2018