Psych 101 Lecture 18

Psych 101 Lecture 18 - Alcoholism A maladaptive pattern of...

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Alcoholism •A maladaptive pattern of substance abuse, leading to impairment over at least 12 months, marked by at least 3 of the following: •Tolerance •Withdrawal •Drinking in larger amounts than intended •Inability to cut-down •Large amount of time obtaining or using alcohol •Important life duties/activities are given up for alcohol •Use continues despite health, social, occupational problems Models of Substance Problems •5 Popular Models: –Disease Model –Learning Theory Model –Cognitive-Behavioral Model –Psychoanalytic Model –Family Systems Model Unifying Model: Bio-psycho-social Model Disease Model •Disease defined: “A condition of the body that impairs the performance of a vital function” •This model assumes that a main- but not only- reason people have problems with alcohol is that they have a genetic pre-disposition to get more from the experience than others. Evidence for Disease Model •Taken together the studies “provide a powerful demonstration of the influence of
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Jogmen during the Fall '08 term at Loyola Chicago.

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Psych 101 Lecture 18 - Alcoholism A maladaptive pattern of...

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