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Weston S. Ferrer, MD (Psychiatry)

Weston Ferrer is a physician leader, psychiatrist, and clinical informaticist based in San Francisco. With nearly a decade of experience in academia and more recent immersion in industry, he has made significant contributions to the fields of digital health, health tech, and healthcare innovation. | As an Associate Professor at UCSF, Weston was involved in teaching, leadership, and clinical practice, focusing on the intersection of technology and mental health. He recently led mental health clinical for Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), where he applied his expertise to develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare using the tools of AI/ML, digital therapeutics, clinical analytics, and more.. | Weston is known for his unique ability to innovate and support product development while bringing pragmatism to technology entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate for patient-centered care and is committed to leveraging technology to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. |

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Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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What is Alcohol Usage Disorder?

Alcohol use disorder is a condition with continued heavy and/or frequent alcohol use despite mental, social, or physical problems. It is sometimes referred to as alcoholism.

Typical Symptoms of Alcohol Usage Disorder

  • I no longer function well at work or home because of drinking

  • Need a drink first thing in the morning (eye-opener) to steady my nerves

  • Hand tremors, irritability, palpitations and insomnia that occur when stopping alcohol

  • I always end up drinking more than I planned to

  • Need to drink more than before, to get drunk

  • Feeling guilty about drinking

  • Feel uncomfortable when alcohol is not available

  • Consumption of alcohol eases the alcohol related symptoms

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Alcohol Usage Disorder

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Are you drinking more and neglecting family or job?

  • Do you often drink alcohol in the morning to cure a hangover?

  • Do you experience hand shaking or irritation after quitting alcohol?

  • Do you often drink more alcohol than planned?

  • Do you need more alcohol to get drunk recently?

Treatmentof Alcohol Usage Disorder

Treatment usually involves a combination of medication, support, and therapy.

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References

  • American Psychological Association - Alcohol Use Disorder

    https://dictionary.apa.org/alcohol-use-disorder

  • SAMHSA National Helpline

    https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

  • American Psychological Association - Understanding Alcohol Use Disorders and their Treatment

    https://www.apa.org/topics/substance-use-abuse-addiction/alcohol-disorders

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Reviewed By:

Weston S. Ferrer, MD

Weston S. Ferrer, MD (Psychiatry)

Weston Ferrer is a physician leader, psychiatrist, and clinical informaticist based in San Francisco. With nearly a decade of experience in academia and more recent immersion in industry, he has made significant contributions to the fields of digital health, health tech, and healthcare innovation. | As an Associate Professor at UCSF, Weston was involved in teaching, leadership, and clinical practice, focusing on the intersection of technology and mental health. He recently led mental health clinical for Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), where he applied his expertise to develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare using the tools of AI/ML, digital therapeutics, clinical analytics, and more.. | Weston is known for his unique ability to innovate and support product development while bringing pragmatism to technology entrepreneurship. He is a strong advocate for patient-centered care and is committed to leveraging technology to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. |

Yu Shirai, MD

Yu Shirai, MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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