substance-related disorders

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Substance-Related Disorders Psychology 2230 Dr. Dianne Leader
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Substance Disorders n Intoxication n Drug Abuse n Drug Dependence n Withdrawal
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n Intoxication ¨ Reversible drug-specific syndrome due to recent ingestion of drug ¨ Clinically maladaptive behavioral or psychological changes on the CNS ¨ Symptoms not due to medical condition
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Drug Abuse n Use resulting in failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home n Use when it is physically hazardous n Legal problems n Persistent social problems caused or exacerbated by the effects of the substance
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Drug Dependence n Larger amounts or longer period than intended n Unsuccessful attempts to cut down or control n Continued use despite persistent problems
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Drug Dependence (cont.) n Much time spent obtaining, using, recovering n Important social, occupational, recreational activities given up or reduced because of use
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n Withdrawal ¨ Drug-specific syndrome due to stopping or reducing heavy and prolonged drug use ¨ Clinically significant distress or impairment ¨ Symptoms not due to medical condition
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Summary n Note: Tolerance – need more to get effect n Note: Withdrawal symptoms are “rebound” effects, opposite of intoxication
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2230 taught by Professor Bleeder during the Fall '11 term at Harvard.

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