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mood

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Medicine and Health.

Syn: affect (n). The subjective feelings or emotional state of an individual, e.g., happy or sad. An individual's mood can profoundly influence sensory perception, intellectual function,...

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Alcohol and psychiatric and physical disorders

Karl F. Mann and Falk Kiefer.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine. 4824 words.

This chapter covers the clinical symptoms of alcohol intoxication, withdrawal (without complications and with perceptual disturbances, grand mal seizures, delirium tremens, and alcoholic...

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Disorders relating to the use of amphetamine and cocaine

Nicholas Seivewright and Robert Fung.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine. 3025 words.

Amphetamine and cocaine are classed as stimulant drugs, although the distinction between stimulants and depressants can be criticized on the grounds that the same drug may have both actions...

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Disorders relating to use of PCP and hallucinogens

Henry David Abraham.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine. 3519 words.

Phencyclidine (PCP, ‘angel dust’) is an arylcyclohexylamine dissociative anaesthetic. It was first abused in the United States in New York and San Francisco in the 1960s, but abuse declined...

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Anabolic Steroids and Athletes

Darius A. Rastegar and Michael I. Fingerhood.

in The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook of Addiction Medicine

August 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine. 4548 words.

Anabolic steroids are used to promote growth of skeletal muscle, increase lean body mass, and improve athletic performance. Unlike other substances of abuse, single doses of anabolic...

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Psychiatric Co-occurring Disorders

Kenneth B. Stoller.

in The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook of Addiction Medicine

August 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine. 11171 words.

Substance use disorders commonly co-occur with psychiatric disorders. Recognition of psychiatric symptoms, especially suicidal ideation, is essential. Factors such as substance use or...

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Integrative Approaches to Healing

E. Hitchcock Scott and George E. Muñoz.

in Integrative Addiction and Recovery

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Addiction Medicine; Psychiatry. 8441 words.

Emotional balance and stability are important aspects of long-term abstinence from non-prescribed mood altering chemicals. Labiality (extreme mood swings) can contribute to relapse. This...

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Conclusion

Maria A. Sullivan.

in Addiction in the Older Patient

August 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine; Old Age Psychiatry. 5055 words.

Addiction in older adults very often goes unrecognized, for several reasons: social biases about the elderly, age-related metabolic changes, and the inappropriate use of prescription...

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