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  • In October 2009, the Institute of Health Economics ( IHE ) staged a consensus development conference to address key questions about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder ( FASD ). Experts in the fi eld presented scientifi c evidence to a “ jury ” about prevention and the social determinants that may induce drinking during pregnancy, the importance of diagnosis, the impact of FASD across a person ’ s lifespan, and the community supports needed for those living with FASD, as well as their families.

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  • Drug and alcohol addictions and the law are historically well acquainted in the American legal system. The pervasive presence of legal consequences from alcohol and drug disorders is evidence in medical-legal populations. The identification and treatment of addictive diseases are increasingly important in forensic practice, particularly in cases pertaining to criminal conduct, malprac- tice, employment, disability, child custody, and correctional psychiatry.

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  • Addiction, increasingly perceived as a heterogeneous brain disorder, is one of the most peculiar psychiatric pathologies in that its management involves various, often non-overlapping, resources from the biological, psychological, medical, economical, social, and legal realms. Despite extensive efforts from the players of these various fields, to date there are no reliably effective treatments of addiction.

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  • There are a wide range of problems that are considered psychological disorders, including mental and emotional disorders, problems related to alcohol and drug abuse, and some diseases that cause both emotional and physical symptoms. Psychological disorders often begin in early childhood, but during adolescence we see a sharp increase in the number of people affected by these disorders. It has been estimated that about 20 percent of the U.S. population will have some form of mental disorder sometime during their lifetime. Some psychological disorders appear following severe stress or trauma.

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  • (BQ) Part 2 book "Principles of addiction medicine the essentials" presents the following contents: Behavioral interventions, mutual help, Twelve-Step and other recovery programs, medical disorders and complications of addiction, CO-Occurring addiction and psychiatric disorders, pain and addiction, children and adolescents, ethical, legal and liability issues in addiction practice,...

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  • Substance abuse has long been an issue of concern for the U.S. population and for its military in particular. Dating as far back as the Revolutionary War, Dr. Benjamin Rush detailed the effects of alcohol on the troops. During the Civil War, addiction to opium prescribed for pain became known as the “soldier’s disease.” Drug problems in both the military and civilian sectors have intensified throughout the 20th century as the types and formulations of substances being used have increased.

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  • The charge to the Committee on Crossing the Quality Chasm: Adaptation to Mental Health and Addictive Disorders was broad, encompassing health care for both mental and substance-use conditions, the public and private sectors, and the comprehensive range of issues addressed in the 2001 Institute of Medicine report Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. The committee was pleased to be asked to address this breadth of issues.

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  • Psychiatric disorders represent a complex interaction between psychological, developmental, neurobiological, and genetic factors. This book focuses on the neurobiological elements of psychiatric conditions. In the last 30 years, much has been learned about the neuroanatomic, neurophysiological, neurochemical, and molecular elements that contribute to major psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia, drug dependence, anxiety disorders, major depression, bipolar disorder, and dementias.

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  • Working on this book has not been easy. I’ve had to plunge deep into the memories of my years of addiction, and into the troubling emotions that I felt back then. If you’re reading this book right now, chances are you already have some notion of the uncomfortable feelings that substance abuse can cause. I believe that this book can be helpful to you and to others who have faced the incredible challenge of addiction, so I’ve traveled back in time in order to relate to you my experiences with drugs—mostly heroin—and how I nearly lost my life to this devastating substance....

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  • Emerging research is helping to place pain and addictive disorders on a continuum rather than on the traditional dichotomy of recent years [12–15]. It is clear to a growing number of clinicians that pain patients can, and sometimes do have concur- rent addictive disorders that decidedly complicate the management of an already challenging patient population [16–19]. It is possible for pain and addiction to exist as comorbid conditions such as the case of the alcoholic with peripheral neuro- pathic pain.

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  • The list of individuals who contributed to the development of EFT can never be complete because most of them lived over 5,000 years ago. Those are the brilliant physicians who discovered and mapped the centerpiece of EFT, namely, the subtle energies that course through our bodies. These subtle energies are also the centerpiece of acupuncture and, as a result, EFT and acupuncture are cousins. Both disciplines are growing rapidly here in the West and, as time unfolds, they are destined to have a primary role in emotional and physical healing....

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