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Addiction and Drug Abuse

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Introduction The abuse of alcohol and drugs from a psychological perspective comes under the heading of externalising disorders. This category essentially encompasses the tendency of an individual to act out…

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Aggressive Behaviour

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People prone to aggressive behaviour are at greater risk of mental illness Aggressive and abusive behaviour is also a feature of mental illness 40% of medical staff report being physically…

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Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse

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Introduction Alcohol is the most dangerous addictive drug in the world. It kills around 15 Australians every day. Alcohol abuse is widespread in Western Society, and is a common presenting…

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Introduction Antipsychotics are also sometimes called neuroleptics or major tranquilisers.They are typically used for the treatment of psychosis, including schizophrenia, and also in delirium - particularly in the elderly when…

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Biploar Disorder

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Formerly known as manic depression, bipolar disorder is now the term used to describe this psychiatric condition that involves both depressive and manic episodes. There are three types: Bipolar 1…

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Introduction Depression is one of a group of disorders known as the affective mood disorders, and the internalising disorders – other examples include: Affective mood disorder Anxiety Bipolar Disorder The…

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