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 girls, top specialists from psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and social paintings concisely assessment the addictive strategy and the attribute behaviors of ladies who're depending on alcohol and/or medicinal drugs. issues comprise why girls smoke, the function of character in woman habit, sexuality concerns in chemically based ladies, weight loss plan and alcohol use in ladies, alcohol's position in sexual attack, and the impression of drug abuse at the relatives and being pregnant.

Addictive Behaviors in girls illuminates the explanations and results of the numerous way of life judgements ladies make that bring about dependancy to medicines, paintings, intercourse, playing, or to any of the various different non-obligatory elements of our lives. It indicates how addictive judgements may be shunned and/or taken care of, thereby making women's lives more secure, extra efficient, and healthier.

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The consistent finding for an antisocial component is clear. Also, the extent to which narcissism plays a role supports the work of the dynamic theorists discussed earlier in this chapter. Other Objective Tests A fair number of studies have employed the 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (16 PF) in the study of alcoholics. De Palma and Clayton were successfully able to differentiate alcoholics from controls on 14 of 16 scales. 123 The greatest difference for the two groups was found on the "emotional vs mature" subscale.

Three types were identified, one with predominantly impaired interpersonal relationships and affective lability (42%), one with predominantly impaired thought processes and ego functioning (30%), and one with predominantly diminished ideational and verbal function (28%) . They concluded that this was evidence for three opioid addicted personality types, characterized as character disordered, borderline psychotic, and depressed, respectively. The number of projective test studies employing the scientific method is so limited that it is impossible to draw any conclusions .

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