May 01, 2008
Assessment of the Patient

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Sample questions:
In the assessment of substance abuse patients, it is most helpful to evaluate the usual mechanisms of psychological defense. Which of the following is not a typical defense encountered in substance abusers?
Opioid withdrawal can be a polysymptomatic and physically uncomfortable condition that may, upon assessment, benefit from inpatient medical detoxification. Which of the following physical signs is not characteristic of opioid withdrawal?
In the clinical classification of substance dependence, DSM-IV-TR provides several course specifiers by which the clinician may represent the course of illness. Which of the following is not a valid DSM-IV-TR course specifier for substance dependence?