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May 01, 2008
Psychodynamics
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Sample questions:
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Various psychodynamic models have been used to describe substance abuse behavior in the context of psychodynamic conflict. Among these models is the description of substance abuse as an example of narcissistic behavior disorder, wherein the patient uses substances to serve as a substitute idealized selfobject. This concept is associated with whom?
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Another psychodynamic explanatory model for substance abuse relates to the concept of self-medication, wherein the patient uses substances to compensate for underlying conflicts. The term escape into narcosis describing this is attributed to. . .
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The co-occurrence of personality disorder with substance abuse in patients is common and may make treatment for substance abuse more challenging. A substance-abusing patient who also has narcissistic personality disorder is likely to exhibit all of the following except