Perspectives of Substance Abuse

With which viewpoint or viewpoints do you agree most? Why? Provide specific examples of causal factors and treatments outlined by the respective theoretical viewpoints. I have always been a fan of the behaviorist perspective on psychological disorders, and substance-related disorders are no different. I do agree with Nevid and Rathus (2005) when they say that... Continue Reading →

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Stress Disorders

Stress can be the root cause of psychological disorders. Name four symptoms shared by acute and post-traumatic stress disorders.Four symptoms that both post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) and acute stress disorders (ASD) have in common are re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoidance, reduced responsiveness; and increased arousal, anxiety, and guilt (Nevid & Rathus, 2005). Ways in which... Continue Reading →

Difference Between Unipolar and Bipolar Depression

In the United States, some form of depression affects upwards of 10 percent of the population in any given year; whereas, only about 1 percent of adults worldwide are affected by bipolar disorders in the same timeframe (Nevid & Rathus, 2005). Unipolar depression and bipolar disorder affect people from all socioeconomic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds,... Continue Reading →

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