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By Deborah L. Haller, Charlene Woodard Motley (auth.), Ronald R. Watson (eds.)

In Addictive Behaviors in ladies, top specialists from psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and social paintings concisely evaluation the addictive procedure and the attribute behaviors of girls who're depending on alcohol and/or medicinal drugs. issues comprise why girls smoke, the position of character in girl dependancy, sexuality matters in chemically established girls, weight loss plan and alcohol use in ladies, alcohol's position in sexual attack, and the effect of drug abuse at the kinfolk and being pregnant.

Addictive Behaviors in ladies illuminates the motives and results of the numerous way of life judgements girls make that bring about habit to medicinal drugs, paintings, intercourse, playing, or to any of the numerous different optional points of our lives. It exhibits how addictive judgements could be shunned and/or handled, thereby making women's lives more secure, extra effective, and healthier.

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I40 As a group, they were seen as having weak ego development and as being prone to withdrawal into fantasy. However, they were not seen as either impulsive nor aggressive. Bleckner commented on the Rorschach records of 54 addicts, including 17 females. 141 A sense of impoverishment characterized their responses, which were few in number and which evidenced lack of attention to detail. Also, impulsiveness, immaturity, and escape into fantasy were noted. The female subjects, however, were seen as having somewhat better internal resources than the males.

These individuals were seen as basically narcissistic and antisocial. Cluster 3, the largest, evidenced prominent elevations on the passive-aggressive and avoidant personality scales as well as the anxiety, dysthymic, and alcohol abuse scales. Clinically significant scores were additionally obtained on the schizoid and dependent personality disorder scales. These individuals evidenced broad character pathology with the basic style being passive-aggressive and avoidant. Multiple one-way ANOVAs performed on the clusters yielded significant differences between the groups on all scales.

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