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What are the DSM criteria for substance dependence and alcohol abuse?

What are the DSM criteria for substance dependence and alcohol abuse?

Addiction: Alcohol/drugs can be robustly abused by someone but as long as the person is not addicted to it, and doesn't miss it after putting it down, the diagnosis is alcohol abuse. If, however, the person feels either physically or psychologically addicted/dependent on it and either cannot go a day without it, or binge drinks uncontrollably the diagnosis is alcohol dependence. ...Read more

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Substance Abuse (Definition)

Substance abuse refers to a dependence on a harmful or addictive substance, most often drugs or alcohol. The substance is often used to suppress difficult feelings and results in impaired intimate and work relationships. Substance abuse is diagnosed by observing the pattern of use, looking for tolerance, and withdrawal upon halting the use of the substance. Recovery begins with the substance abuser admitting being out of control and ...Read more


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Any substance abuse treatment centers for people with ketamine addiction?

Any substance abuse treatment centers for people with ketamine addiction?

AAC: Ketamine is gaining popularity as a club drug between young adults. Separate perception from sensation. Call american addiction centers at 866- 572-1806. ...Read more

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Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Not clear: The term alcoholism was originally coined in 1849 by magnus huss. Untill the 1940s it referred primarily to the physical consequences of long-term heavy drinking. I am not sure about the term substance abuse. ...Read more

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What is the dsm IV tr dianoses for tourette's disorder?

Tourette Syndrome: Multiple motor tics & at least one vocal tic for at least a year, with no tic-free period of longer than 2months. Common comorbid conditions are adhd, ocd, & other anxiety disorders. Vocal tics include throat-clearing, " huffing, " & "barking";motor tics may be simple or complex. Coprolalia (blurting out " dirty" words) occurs in about 10%. Copropraxia ("dirty" movements) is rarer. See tsa.Org. ...Read more

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What defines drug abuse?

What defines drug abuse?

Drug Abuse : In dsm-iv, this is a persistent, "maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress." there are: failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home; recurrent drug use in physically hazardous situations (like driving); recurrent substance-related legal problems; & continued use despite social problems caused/worsened by the drug use. ...Read more

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What's the dsm IV diagnosis for an adolescent with conduct disorder?

What's the dsm IV diagnosis for an adolescent with conduct disorder?

Conduct D/O: It is two pages long , u can find it on google: aggression towards people and animals, destruction of property, deceitfulness or theft and serious violation of rules. ...Read more

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In psychiatry, what is a dsm IV diagnosis?

In psychiatry, what is a dsm IV diagnosis?

DSM: The dsm is the diagnostic manual for psychiatry and describes the criteria for diagnosing psychiatric conditions. ...Read more

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What is the criteria to be admitted into a pediatric psych ward at a children' hospital? Anorexia, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation.

What is the criteria to be admitted into a  pediatric psych ward at a children' hospital? Anorexia, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation.

Many: factors can lead to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization . The decision to admit is based on the danger posed by the condition and the determination that it cannot be managed on an outpatient basis. Preventing harm is one goal but hospitalization can be required to conduct a proper diagnostic evaluation and to initiate treatment that will allow the patient to be safely cared for outside the hosp. ...Read more

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How is substance abuse diagnosed?

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How is substance abuse diagnosed?

Substance abuse: Signs and symptoms depending on the substance and pattern of use, plus urine drug screen. ...Read more

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How effective is drug rehab for meth addiction for someone with bi-polar disorder?

How effective is drug rehab for meth addiction for someone with bi-polar disorder?

Very difficult: This is a very difficult combination of problems, and would need a dual diagnosis program to work with both bipolar disorder and meth addiction. They each need care -- and long-term aftercare monitoring. If you find a credible program, and the person is truly committed to recovery, s/he has as good a shot as possible for success. Success in addiction recovery, though, is a day to day process. ...Read more

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Is a hospital psych ward an appropriate place for postpartum psychosis treatment? I'm particularly concerned with use of anti-psychotic drugs!

At times, yes: Postpartum psychosis is an extremely serious illness. Women with postpartum psychosis may hallucinate and be delusional. Without treatment, may act on delusions. When ill, some have thought their babies were demonically possessed and needed to be killed. Temporary inpatient treatment can stabilize the mom, and protect both her & her infant. Antipsychotic medications may be life-saving. ...Read more

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Is drug abuse interchangeable with drug misuse?

Is drug abuse interchangeable with drug misuse?

Not really: Drug misuse can eventually lead to drug abuse before one is even aware of what is happening. Both are problematic and need medical intervention before these become larger issues. ...Read more

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How many disorders does dsm-iv-tr list under the category for pervasive developmental disorders (pdds)?

How many disorders does dsm-iv-tr list under the category for pervasive developmental disorders (pdds)?

5: The dsm IV lists 5 different categories of pervasive developmental disorders. The new dsm v lists only autism spectrum disorder. This does away with separate diagnoses for autism, pdd-nos, and asperger's disorder. ...Read more

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What is officially deemed "spousal abuse"?

What is officially deemed "spousal abuse"?

The legal definition: Will vary from state to state. In general, spouse abuse or domestic violence is an act or threat of violence, coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge against a person with whom the perpetrator has had an intimate relationship. It can include physical, sexual or emotional abuse or intimidation. If in doubt, talk to a women's shelter or a physician, psychologist, lawyer, etc. ...Read more

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Is substance abuse a form of mental illness?

Is substance abuse a form of mental illness?

Both: Mental illness and substance abuse (sa) can be co- occurring disorders. Sa by itself can be seen as a mental illness. Some conditions like depression and anxiety can be causative factors or can be as a result of the substance being used. However the chemical dependency is usually treated first. Then it is easier to know if its a cause or an effect. Getting clean is the path as u treat the others. ...Read more

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How can I use differential differences and dsm-iv-tr together to diagnosis mood disorder/ drug abuse?

How can I use differential differences and dsm-iv-tr together to diagnosis mood disorder/ drug abuse?

With help: For diagnosing mood disorders and/or drug abuse, you'll need the help of a competent mental health professional -- psychiatrist or psychologist, etc. Some primary care physicians may be able to help also. Differentiating takes more than reading books. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Drug Problems (Definition)

occur when use of either illicit , prescription or over - the - counter medications negatively ...Read more


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Drug Addiction (Definition)

Drug addiction is a compulsive physical or psychological ...Read more