Psychological Disorder5

Psychological Disorder5 - Psychological Disorders...

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Psychological Disorders Substance-Related Disorders The DSM describes many substance-related disorders, which occur when a person is intoxicated by, withdrawing from, using, abusing, or dependent on one or more drugs. Two common types of substance-related disorders are substance abuse and substance dependence. Substance Abuse The DSM defines substance abuse as a maladaptive pattern of drug use that results in repeated negative consequences such as legal, social, work-related, or school-related problems. A drug abuser may even use drugs in situations in which it is physically dangerous to do so. Substance Dependence Substance dependence , or drug addiction, involves continuing to use a drug despite persistent physical or psychological costs. A person who is addicted to drugs may make several unsuccessful attempts to give up the drug and may even develop tolerance for the drug. Tolerance is the gradual need for more and more of the drug to get the same effect. The person may also experience
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