Tagged: American Psychiatric Association

Characteristics of Anxiety Disorders

Richard was a 19-year-old college freshman majoring in philosophy when he withdrew from school because of incapacitating ritualistic behavior. These rituals included excessive hand washing and showering; ceremonial rituals for dressing and studying; compulsive...

Features of Drug Abuse and Dependence

Drug addiction is a chronic, relapsing behavioral disorder Before proceeding further, try writing down your definition of drug addiction in one or two sentences. Were you easily able to come up with a satisfactory...

Neurocognition and Micronutrients in the Elderly

INTRODUCTION The concept of healthy cognitive aging is gaining importance as rapid population aging is taking place in the Western world. As a greater percentage of the population moves toward old age, their medical...