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Addictive Behaviors in Women by Deborah L. Haller, Charlene Woodard Motley (auth.), Ronald

By Deborah L. Haller, Charlene Woodard Motley (auth.), Ronald R. Watson (eds.)

In Addictive Behaviors in ladies, major specialists from psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and social paintings concisely evaluate the addictive approach and the attribute behaviors of ladies who're depending on alcohol and/or medicinal drugs. themes contain why girls smoke, the position of character in lady habit, sexuality concerns in chemically established girls, eating regimen and alcohol use in girls, alcohol's function in sexual attack, and the impression of drug abuse at the kinfolk and being pregnant.

Addictive Behaviors in ladies illuminates the explanations and results of the numerous way of life judgements girls make that result in habit to medicines, paintings, intercourse, playing, or to any of the various different non-compulsory facets of our lives. It indicates how addictive judgements will be refrained from and/or handled, thereby making women's lives more secure, extra effective, and healthier.

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The mean profile approach gives a general picture and allows for comparisons across samples. Nevertheless, no profile is unique to substance abusers. Also, although mean profiles describe the group, as a whole, reasonably well, they tend to obscure the presence of homogeneous subgroups. These subgroups are important since they provide clinically relevant information that can be used in treatment planning. Interestingly, many subtypes are not specific to drug of choice. This raises the question of relative importance of drug use patterns and psychopathology.

Cluster 1, the smallest, was characterized by an essentially normal MCMI profile . None of the scales reached a clinically significant elevation . These subjects were seen as functioning in the neurotic range. Cluster 2 evidenced "prominent" elevations on the narcissistic and antisocial personality disorder scales as well as on the alcohol and drug abuse scales. There was also a clinically significant elevation on the paranoid personality scale. These individuals were seen as basically narcissistic and antisocial.

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