Az alkoholbetegség és a Dohányzás interdiszciplináris vonatkozásai az alapellátás szemszögébo″l

Translated title of the contribution: Interdisciplinary aspects of alcoholism and smoking from the perspective of primary care

László Darvai, Z. Ríhmer, Lajos Balczár, Zoltán Cserháti, Gergo Túri, Zsuzsa Bélteczki, L. Kalabay, Péter Torzsa

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There is a complex and multi-directional relationship between alcoholism, smoking, depression, anxiety disorders, cardiovascular disorders and type 2 diabetes. They are risk factors not only for each other but - because of their relationship with depression - also for suicide. The effect of successful therapy of depression and anxiety plays a role not only in reducing suicide but also in reduction of alcoholism, cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and smoking. Therefore, the effect of the appropriate specific treatments appears (even to a lesser extent) also in the field of another medical discipline. On the other hand, the reduction of smoking may be - in addition to decreasing mortality and morbidity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, ischemic heart disease, and so on - a causal factor in decreasing suicidal morbidity and mortality, as well as in decreasing morbidity of depression. The purpose of this article is to raise awareness of the relevant professions and healthcare financiers and decision-makers to these hidden benefits (appearing in other fields of expertise). The presented data justify not only the better funding for Mental Health Services but also the extension of the competence of primary care physicians to the mild and moderate (not psychotic and not suicidal) depression and anxiety disorders.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)246-250
Number of pages5
JournalLege Artis Medicinae
Issue number6-7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Darvai, L., Ríhmer, Z., Balczár, L., Cserháti, Z., Túri, G., Bélteczki, Z., Kalabay, L., & Torzsa, P. (2017). Az alkoholbetegség és a Dohányzás interdiszciplináris vonatkozásai az alapellátás szemszögébo″l. Lege Artis Medicinae, 27(6-7), 246-250.