Alcoholism is a term with multiple and sometimes conflicting definitions. In common and historic usage, alcoholism refers to any condition that results in the continued consumption of alcoholic beverages despite the health problems and negative social consequences it causes. Medical definitions describe alcoholism as a disease which results in a persistent use of alcohol despite negative consequences. Alcoholism, also referred to as dipsomania, may also refer to a preoccupation with or compulsion toward the consumption of alcohol and/or an impaired ability to recognize the negative effects of excessive alcohol consumption. Although not all of these definitions specify current and on-going use of alcohol as a qualifier, some do, as well as remarking on the long-term effects of consistent, heavy alcohol use, including dependence and symptoms of withdrawal.
While the ingestion of alcohol is, by definition, necessary to develop alcoholism, the use of alcohol does not predict the development of alcoholism. The quantity, frequency and regularity of alcohol consumption required to develop alcoholism varies greatly from person to person. In addition, although the biological mechanisms underpinning alcoholism are uncertain, some risk factors, including social environment, emotional health and genetic predisposition, have been identified
Friday, September 19, 2008
The term "depression" is commonly used in the vernacular to describe a temporary depressed mood, when a person may feel sad or "down". Ideas about what causes and constitutes depression have evolved over the centuries. Today, mental health professionals regard chronic and severe depression as a serious and often disabling condition that can significantly affect a person's work, family and school life, sleeping and eating habits, general health and ability to enjoy life. Depression is a major risk factor for suicide; in addition, people with depression suffer from higher mortality from other causes. When specific treatment is indicated, it usually consists of psychotherapy and antidepressants.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
The drug addiction is a problem will increase now. The addiction peoples are doesn't come back from this addiction. There are lot of centers is create awareness for this, due to the cooperation of peoples to stop this. The situation is the main reason for the addiction peoples. Come away from this "HELL" and the beautiful "HEAVEN" will wait for you.