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Unreliable, contradicts established guidelines, 2 April 2011
As a Greek-educated physician working in Sweden, I find the contents of this book objectionable by both Greek and Swedish standards. Take for example case 31, page 141, where slowly reducing alcohol intake is suggested as a preventive measure against alcoholic seizures. Instead of properly adjusting the dose of the prescribed benzodiazepine to ease withdrawal symptoms, the author(s) suggest that the patient himself should self-medicate with alcohol. I wonder how practical this is, given the fact that most people abusing alcohol have extremely limited awareness of the extent of their abuse.
I therefore recommend against buying this book, and I suggest caution in following its advice to the people who already have it in their bookshelves.