GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Clinical and Abnormal Psychology-Causes and Development of Disorders Study Material (Page 29 of 29)

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Substance Use Disorder: Management of Substance Abuse and Alcohol Related Disorder


Management of Substance Abuse

  • Treatment of drug addicts
  • Emphasizing role of parents
  • Community help
  • Legal control
  • Research and development to promote easier ways for drug de-addiction

Alcohol Related Disorder

According to WHO, alcoholics are defined as those exce…

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DSM Classification: DSM-I, II, III, IV and V Classification


DSM-I Classification

  • DSM-I contained 128 categories
  • DSM-I had a hierarchical system in which the initial node in the hierarchy was differentiating organic brain syndromes from “functional” disorders.
  • DSM-I had an inpatient psychiatry focus. This edition focused mainly on the organic and psychotic disorders.

DSM II Classification

  • It had 193 diagnostic categories
  • Larger subsets of categories included anxiety disorder, depressive disorder, personality disorder and disorders of childhood and adolescence

DSM III Classification

  • It was multiaxial with 5 axes taken into account
  • It has 228 categories …

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