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Alcohol and Tobacco: Medical and Sociological Aspects of by Otto-Michael Lesch, Henriette Walter, Christian Wetschka,

By Otto-Michael Lesch, Henriette Walter, Christian Wetschka, Michie Hesselbrock, Victor Hesselbrock

Alcohol and nicotine dependancy often happen jointly. over the past ten years healing features and motivational ideas were significantly greater. accordingly, teams and subgroups were outlined and will be taken care of with particular medicine and tailored psychotherapies, prime within the long-term to significantly higher and more beneficial effects than the as soon as commonly utilized, rigorous abstinence -based treatments. in spite of the fact that, alcohol and nicotine habit nonetheless symbolize significant clinical and social difficulties. during this ebook, new healing ways are comprehensively defined, outlining different interactions among character, atmosphere and the results of the substance. as well as prevention-based remedies and prognosis, crucial mental and sociological techniques, in addition to medication-based treatments, also are offered intimately. All of those treatments have sensible goals and are of world validity. additionally, the publication presents a huge assessment of the yankee and ecu epidemiology of alcohol and nicotine addictions. The publication is written for all those that deal with and provide expert remedy for alcohol and nicotine-addicted sufferers.

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Feuerlein W sees the consumption of addictive drugs as a possible way of strengthening the ego that is weakened in its structure (type II according to Lesch). Furthermore, Knight RP sees alcoholism as an attempt to solve emotional conflicts which emerge from heightened expectations regarding drive satisfaction, aggression, guilt, regression and the tendency to punish oneself (Knight RP 1937). De Vito RA sees excessive alcohol abuse as a protection Psychological theories against various threatening emotions, e.

He is absolutely certain that his interpretation is correct and is unshaken in his conviction, thereby meeting Jasper’s criteria for a delusion. Since as far as therapy and the progress of “monomanias” are concerned, little depends on behaviour but much on the function of the “monomanias”, no specific therapy recommendation can be made for nonsubstance dependences. For this reason, we shall not be addressing this patient group in this book. It was a difficult process to get substance caused dependence accepted as a medical condition so that its treatment can be financed by medical insurance.

For this reason, we shall not be addressing this patient group in this book. It was a difficult process to get substance caused dependence accepted as a medical condition so that its treatment can be financed by medical insurance. Too few paid therapies are available for tobacco dependents with high biological dependence (Fagerstroem score ≥ 5). From a psychiatric perspective, the dilution of the term “dependence” is absolutely counterproductive. Today it is very modern to define new disorders (ranging from work to sex addiction), with each behaviour pattern being defined as a separate disorder.

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