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Omslag 2020 06 kijk verder

Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 60 (2018) 3, 166 - 173

Short report

Personalised treatment of disorders in the use of alcohol and nicotine

G. Dom, W. van den Brink, A. Schellekens

background There is an increasing interest in personalised treatment based on the individual characteristics of the patient in the field of addiction care.
aim To summarise the present state of staging and profiling possibilities within addiction care.
method A literature review highlighting the current scientific findings and proposing a theoretical model.
results There are currently an insufficient number of studies to allow for a fully data driven model. However, research identifying biomarkers is growing and some clinically implementable findings can be put forward.
conclusion a personalised approach in addiction care holds promise. There is an urgent need for better and larger datasets to empirically support models aimed for clinical use.

keywords addiction, alcohol, nicotine, staging, profiling