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March 30, 2011

Multi-Axial Diagnosis

Psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians use a multi-axial system of diagnosis.  The multi-axial system, meaning making diagnoses on several different axes, is designed to address […]
March 27, 2011

Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF)

The Global Assessment of Functioning, also known as the GAF is also 100-point scale that Psychiatrists and mental health clinicians use to score overall psychological, social […]
March 22, 2011

Reconciling With a Spouse Receiving Treatment

My estranged husband is in treatment for his addictions, and even though we've separated, I am considering a reconciliation now that he's in treatment. What do I need to be aware of?
March 18, 2011

Does Weight Matter in How Alcohol Affects Me?

I am a 25 year old woman. I know that alcohol affects me more quickly than it does my boyfriend. Is this just because women weigh less than men?
March 15, 2011

Is Red Wine Really Good for My Health?

I don't drink now, but I've heard that red wine is considered good for your heart. What are the risks vs. the benefits of adding this to my diet?
March 12, 2011

Safe Drinking Levels

What is considered a safe level of drinking?
March 10, 2011

Cocaine Dependence

Cocaine Dependence is the diagnosis used in the DSM-IV to describe the most severe addiction to Cocaine. It is defined by having at least three of the following symptoms in a one-year period:
March 10, 2011

Drug Addiction: Knowing the Signs

What are the signs and symptoms of drug addiction?
March 9, 2011

Sedative-Hypnotic Dependence

Sedative-Hypnotic Dependence is the diagnosis used in the DSM-IV to describe the most severe addiction to Sedative-Hypnotics.  Sedative-Hypnotics are prescription medications that work in nearly the […]