substance abuse disorders

sub·stance a·buse dis·or·ders

a group of mental disorders in which maladaptive behavioral and biologic changes are associated with regular use of alcohol, drugs, and related substances that affect the central nervous system and result in failure to meet significant obligations in personal and social functioning.

sub·stance a·buse dis·or·ders

(sŭb'stăns ă-byūs' dis-ōr'dĕrz)
A class of mental disorders in which behavioral and biologic changes are associated with regular use of alcohol, drugs, and related substances that affect the central nervous system and personal and social functioning.

sub·stance a·buse dis·or·ders

(sŭb'stăns ă-byūs' dis-ōr'dĕrz)
Mental disorders in which maladaptive behavioral and biologic changes are associated with regular use of alcohol, drugs, and related (usually chemical) substances that affect the central nervous system and result in failure to meet significant obligations in personal and social functioning and in physical and psychological problems.
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The agencies noted that because addiction treatment is one of 10 categories of essential health benefits that insurers participating in the new state health insurance exchanges must cover, millions of newly insured Americans struggling with substance abuse disorders may seek help at their primary care offices.
Beginning with an overview of schizophrenia, topics discussed include a review of the basic science underlying the condition, prodromal phase and first-episode schizophrenia, clinical assessment, cognition and schizophrenia, comorbidity, substance abuse disorders and schizophrenia, pharmacological treatment, treatment resistant schizophrenia, psychological interventions, family issues, and remission in schizophrenia.
The hospital, which treated Britney after her breakdown in early 2008, specializes in combined psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.
Antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, abused drugs and the treatment of substance abuse disorders, new unapproved treatments for psychiatric disorders, and herbal and natural products are covered, with information on pharmacology, dosing, pharmacokinetics, precautions, adverse effects, pediatric and geriatric considerations, use in pregnancy, interactions, and other details, which are presented in bullet format or tables.
North's data show that disaster survivors generally do not develop new alcohol or substance abuse disorders.
-- Psychiatric symptoms are common among people with substance abuse disorders, but in most patients those symptoms improve over the course of residential substance abuse treatment.
In addition to the need for guidelines and testing procedures, there is a lack of psychological tests for screening and assessing co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. The term co-occurring is consistently used to describe the existence of two or more disorders.
The researchers believe that abnormalities in "prediction error," which serves as a kind of teaching signal to update our future predictions and influence future choices, might play a role in substance abuse disorders.
The current reality is far from ideal, as many people with mental health and substance abuse disorders lack access to needed treatment services for their chronic conditions.
Presented in a plastic spiral binding, this enduring reference (first published in 1988) summarizes current information about antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, drugs for ADHD, and treatment of substance abuse disorders. Each entry lists indications, pharmacology, dosing, adverse effects by system, toxicity, food interactions, and drug interactions.
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And in at-risk women with substance abuse disorders, physicians should actively probe for information about eating behaviors.

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