Psychosocial Disorders

Citation Style: APA
Completed By: Writer #9506
Type: Assignments
Subject: Primary Health Care Nursing
Subject Area: Nursing
PSYCHOSOCIAL DISORDERS PSYCHOSOCIAL DISORDERS Psychosocial Disorders Name Institutional Affiliation ________________ Psychosocial Disorders: Substance Abuse The issue of substance use including tobacco and alcohol is among the number one cause of preventable illness, psychosocial disorders, and deaths in the united states. Every year, about 500,000 deaths occur in the U.S. as a result of substance use such as tobacco, alcohol or other drugs. Nevertheless, alcohol abuse is the most commonly abused psychoactive substance; for instance, in 2005, studies found that about 28% of individuals aged between 12 to 20 years and 55% of individuals aged 21 years and above had been consuming alcohol in the past one month. Additionally, about 25% of the total population has smoked tobacco in the past one month where about 8% of the total population have used illicit drugs in the past three months (England, Butler & Gonzalez, 2015). Despite the fact that psychosocial disorders are widespread in the general population, their opportunities and manifestations provided for specific interventions, however, vary based on certain demographic groups. Nevertheless, a clear understanding of these specifics is important to enhance appropriate treatment and diagnosis (Karlsson & Bergmark, 2015). The understanding of the importance of examining the deranged function of the human body system following the exposure to substance use is of great significance. Nevertheless, the substance use pathophysiology comprises three basic components: neurotransmitters, the nerve cell, and the receptors. Additionally, the cellular communications inside the brains occur between the neurons where abused/illicit drugs have the potential to make modifications to the various parts of this important communication to an extent of causing
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