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Questions on Nursing Case Study
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CASE STUDY QUESTION 1 DSM-IV-TR refers to ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (fourth edition)’. It was prepared to grade, explain, and identify mental disorders. It has different versions and currently work is going on for the groundwork of DSM-5 which would be launched in May 2013 (First, 2010).
But in case of DSM-IV, the criterion sets were defined in such a way so that they don’t overlap. In case of Carol, she is suffering from the first criteria of substance abuse. The criteria say it arises in a failure to meet essential responsibilities in work, school, or home. In Carol’s performance at work and school highlights it. QUESTION 2 Cannabis, which is also known as marijuana, is prepared from the cannabis plant. Consumption of this drug as a means of “getaway drug” has its impact on intelligence and memory and there are mental disorders like schizophrenia. Prevalence In Australia, cannabis is most extensively used and accessible illegitimate drug. Evidences point to the fact that regular use of the by adults or adolescents develops a dependence for this drug. On the basis of the data from the National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) from 1993 to 2007 one can conclude that dependence on cannabis is prevalent among the age group between 20-29 years. There has been a rise in the rates of treatment for cannabis dependence (Roxburgh et.al, 2010). In a research work by Miller- Lewis and others based on the data by NDSHS on the Australian adolescents between the age group 14 to 19, it was found that the incidence of use of cannabis was higher. The research pointed out the fact that students were more prone towards its usage. ...
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