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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) - Pros and Cons
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, fourth edition, text revision [American Psychiatric Association. DSM-IV-TR, Washington, 2000] - or the DSM-IV-TR for short - describes Axis II personality disorders as "deeply ingrained, maladaptive, lifelong behavior patterns". But the classificatory model the DSM has been using since 1952 is harshly criticized as woefully inadequate by many scholars and practitioners. The DSM is categorical. It states that personality disorders are "qualitatively distinct clinical syndromes" (p. 689). But this is by no means widely accepted. As we saw in my previous ar...

Psychology and DSM Application
 Substance-related disorders refer to disorders of abuse, dependence, intoxication and substance withdrawal from a varied range of substances that may be legal or illegal. They comprise of ten categories of drugs namely caffeine;, hallucinogens; alcohol; cannabis; opioids; inhalants; hypnotics, anxiolytics and sedatives; tobacco; stimulants; and other substances. The classes listed are not distinct. Excessive consumption of any drug affects to a great extent the brain reward system. This system is responsible for behavior reinforcement and memories production. Of essence is that the activ...

Specialty Polyamide Industry are Koninklijke DSM N.V., E. I. du Pont de Nemours
Specialty Polyamide MarketSpecialty Polyamide Market Overview: Specialty Polyamide Market size was estimated at USD 1.98 million in 2016, the drivers for the market are various industries such as, transportation, energy, consumer goods, industrial coatings, electronics, and others.Specialty Polyamide Market has been estimated to register a significant growth on account of increasing demand from the transportation sector on the backdrop of expanding global trade and consumer goods. The primary factors driving growth of the market are the rising use of the light weight vehicles, growing...

Asia-Pacific to be the fastest-growing region of the Global Animal Feed Enzymes
OverviewFeed Enzymes are proteins, they're composed of amino acids, which are produced by the dwelling organisms. Enzymes are responsible for many reactions and biological activities in plant life, animals, humans, and microorganisms. Enzymes are critical for all metabolic methods, however, aren't themselves dwelling materials. Feed enzymes catalyze chemical processes that convert nutrients into energy and new tissue. Feed enzymes are critical for the higher feed conversion in animals. Further, they increase the productivity and best of feed and represent a lively contribution to animal welf...

Are You In A Hurry To Sell Your House? We Buy Houses Iowa with a Fair Cash Offer
Selling a property or house demands a lot of attention and you need to have knowledge and experience in order to make the selling process successful. There are many different ways of selling a house but if you are in a hurry to sell your house then listing it with the real estate agent or realtor would not be the right option. It totally depends upon the urgency and situation that which option will be the right fit for you. However, if you want to sell your house fast then working with their real estate solutions and investment firm would be the right option. Today, there are many investors av...

Pathological Gambling and Poly-Behavioral Addiction
What Happens in Vegas (losing) ? Stays in Vegas (your money)Recently, I visited Atlantic City for a family reunion and while driving on the Atlantic City Express Way I noticed a flashing ? neon road sign that read, ?You drive ? you speed ? you lose.? After spending a week there, I told my relatives that the sign should read, ?You drive - to Atlantic City ? You lose,? as speeding is optional. Whether it is in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or even at home on your own computer ? with some online gambling website, what eventually happens is that approximately 20 million Americans develop gambling pr...

The Insanity of the Defense
I. The Insanity Defense"It is an ill thing to knock against a deaf-mute, an imbecile, or a minor. He that wounds them is culpable, but if they wound him they are not culpable." (Mishna, Babylonian Talmud)If mental illness is culture-dependent and mostly serves as an organizing social principle - what should we make of the insanity defense (NGRI- Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity)?A person is held not responsible for his criminal actions if s/he cannot tell right from wrong ("lacks substantial capacity either to appreciate the criminality (wrongfulness) of his conduct" - diminished capacit...

Pathological Eating Disorders and Poly-Behavioral Addiction
When considering that pathological eating disorders and their related diseases now afflict more people globally than malnutrition, some experts in the medical field are presently purporting that the world?s number one health problem is no longer heart disease or cancer, but obesity. According to the World Health Organization (June, 2005), ?obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults overweight - at least 300 million of them clinically obese - and is a major contributor to the global burden of chronic disease and disability. Often coexisting in developing ...

Axes of Personality Disorders
Personality disorders are like tips of icebergs. They rest on a foundation of causes and effects, interactions and events, emotions and cognitions, functions and dysfunctions that together form the patient and make him or her what s/he is. The DSM uses five axes to analyze, classify, and describe these data. The patient (or subject) presents himself to a mental health diagnostician, is evaluated, tests are administered, questionnaires fulfilled, and a diagnosis rendered. The diagnostician uses the DSM's five axes to "make sense" and meaningfully organize of the information he had gathered in ...

Religious Fanaticism and Poly-behavioral Addiction
Surveys show that religion and spirituality play a central role in the lives of most of the population in human experience. Gallup (2004) found that 59% of adults nationwide say religion is a very important part of their lives. An additional 26% of Americans say religion is fairly important to them. Just 15% of respondents say religion is not very important. About two-thirds of Americans, 64%, belong to a church or synagogue. The religious and spiritual dimensions of culture were found to be among the most important factors that structure human experience, beliefs, values, behavior, and illnes...

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