Addiction Essentials: The Go-To Guide for Clinicians and by Carlton K. Erickson

By Carlton K. Erickson

Even if it’s to caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol, many people be afflicted by not less than one dependancy. Carlton okay. Erickson provides a entire review of many of the varieties of addictions—covering either substance and nonsubstance addictions reminiscent of playing, web use, and video games—and their prognosis and therapy. This booklet sheds mild upon the organic and environmental components that reason dependancy, experiences a number of the sorts of substance and nonsubstance addictions, and gives clinicians and sufferers wish for recovery.

Erickson examines alcohol, medicinal drugs that pace us up, medications that gradual us down, and the way to acknowledge addictive behavior—such as workout and videogame addiction—which might be much less noticeable. different themes coated comprise alcohol and different drug pharmacology, neurophysiology of mind pathways, alcohol and drug interactions, adolescent drug use, drug use variations by means of gender and tradition, and visible symptoms of drug use. Erickson offers numerous healing equipment for addressing dependancy, together with pharmacological interventions, person or crew remedy, twelve-step courses, and remedy concerning relatives. eventually, he displays at the involvement of relations and the hazards and results of relapse.

Written through one of many country’s prime habit experts, this obtainable, accomplished ebook, is a go-to reference on your questions on dependancy, and a pleasant creation to the analysis and cures.

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For example, Bruch, Giordano, and Pearl (1986) reported that the two subtypes differ on self-report measures of somatic anxiety, behavioral inhibition, and social skills, with anxiously shy adults exhibiting more problems in these areas. Robinson (1989) reported heart rate differences between the shyness subtypes in response to a self-presentation task and found that adults classified as self-consciously shy exhibit a significantly higher heart rate in response to the task compared with anxiously shy and nonshy participants.

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