Nursing> > Assessing and Treating Patients With Impulsivity, Compulsivity, and Addiction
Impulsivity, compulsivity, and addiction are correlated. Addiction is a process that includes the coordination of impulsive and compulsive actions (Kelly, & Renner, 2016). Impulsivity occurs in the early stages of addiction when a person acts hastily to experience the pleasure of his or her addiction, while compulsive addiction occurs when a person not only becomes addicted solely to pleasure but also participates in their addiction in order to experience the pleasure that results from it and to alleviate anxiety (Kelly, & Renner, 2016). An impulsive or compulsive personality is one in which one's brain is unable to say no to certain actions.
A 53-year-old Puerto Rican woman is the focus of this article's case study since she has a "unwelcome problem" with alcoholic addiction. After her father's death, she recalls, she began drinking heavily at the age of twenty. Since the opening of a casino near her house two years ago, the patient has been unable to quit drinking because of her struggle with gambling addiction, which has been much more difficult due to her efforts to stop drinking alcohol (Kelly, & Renner, 2016). The aim of this case study is to demonstrate how pharmacokinetics and pharmakodynamics and the ethical and legal consequences of the prescription of therapy for individuals with impulsivity, compulsivity, and addiction are examined and created (Kelly, & Renner, 2016).[Show More]
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