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By Charles R Herrick; Charlotte A Herrick; Marianne Mitchell

ISBN-10: 0763757411

ISBN-13: 9780763757410

The one ebook to be had to supply either the professional's and patient's perspectives, [this identify] offers authoritative, functional solutions on your questions on the results of smoking and the simplest options for quitting the behavior. -- p.[4] of cover.

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10. What are the psychological effects of nicotine? In the brain, nicotine acts on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, which in turn act as neuromodulators that affect the actions of many other neurotransmitters. These include: acetylcholine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins. The psychological effects of these various neurotransmitters include improved attention, concentration, learning and memory, in addition to enhanced pleasure, diminished pain response, and decreased anxiety.

Important social, occupational, or recreational activities are given up or reduced because of substance use 7. , current cocaine use despite recognition of cocaine-induced depression, or continued drinking despite recognition that an ulcer was made worse by alcohol consumption) The diagnosis should specify “With Physiological Dependence” (either item 1 or 2 is present) or “Without Physiological Dependence” (neither item 1 nor 2 is present). Source: Copyright © 2008 American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

As noted in Question 25, tobacco smokers appear to share little in common with what most people consider addicts. The idea of a smoker struggling with a “bad habit” is more plausible on the surface. Smoking does not affect behavior in any negative way in the same way as other addictions. The smoker continues to function as any nonsmoking individual would. This occurs even when the smoker abruptly stops smoking. There are no overtly physiologically measurable effects of withdrawal. ” The smoker does not end up on the streets resorting to crime to feed his or her habit, nor in the hospital in a state of acute withdrawal.

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