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Psychiatric Disorders


 

Substance Related Disorders

 

Common Characteristics


The two disorders in this category refer to either the abuse or dependence on a substance.  A substance can be anything that is ingested in order to produce a high, alter one's senses, or otherwise affect functioning.  The most common substance thought of in this category is alcohol although other drugs, such as cocaine, marijuana, heroin, ecstasy, special-K, and crack, are also included.  Probably the most abused substances, caffeine and nicotine, are also included although rarely thought of in this manner by the layman. 

 

Disorders in this Category


  Substance Abuse

  Substance Dependence

 

 

 

 

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