By Charles Herrick
No matter if you are a newly clinically determined sufferer, a chum or relative, this booklet bargains support. the one quantity to be had to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Alcoholism grants authoritative, useful solutions on your questions about remedies, recommendation on dealing with the disorder, resources of aid, and masses extra. Written by way of a fashionable psychiatrist, with genuine sufferer statement, this ebook is a useful source for an individual dealing with the clinical, mental, and emotional turmoil of alcoholism.
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The DSM-IV-TR delineates these processes with the following specific criteria as described in Table 2. Because only three of seven criteria are required to meet the diagnostic requirement for dependence, whereas tolerance and withdrawal are prominently featured, they are not necessary to meet the definition of Table 2 DSM-IV-TR Criteria for Alcohol Dependence A maladaptive pattern of alcohol use, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as manifested by three or more of the following seven criteria, occurring at any time in the same 12-month period: 1.
This is considered the standard diagnostic manual for establishing the diagnosis of various mental disorders. In its introduction, a few caveats are outlined. First, the term “mental disorder” implies a distinction from “physical” disorders that is a relic of mind/body dualism. ” Third, the categorical approach has limitations in that discrete entities are assumed when in fact there are no absolute boundaries dividing one disorder from another. Fourth, the criteria for each disorder serve as guidelines only and should not be applied in either a “cookbook fashion” or in an “excessively flexible” manner.
What factors, either inherent in the individual, the environment, or the organism, cause only a third to develop the fatal form? Certainly it is not a matter of choice, of right living, or of free will. It is, in the end, a matter of luck. qxd 12/4/06 10:22 AM Page 25 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT ALCOHOLISM The Basics This example raises the unspoken fact that inherent prejudice exists in ascribing responsibility to individuals for their disease no matter what the disease is. This is especially true today with heart disease and cancer that unhealthy lifestyles and the increase in obesity cause, but even the seemingly most upright and healthy individuals can get sick.
100 Q&A About Alcoholism & Drug Addiction (100 Questions & Answers about) by Charles Herrick