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11-03-2011, 04:13 AM

Isia

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Ga, dsm v, icd 11


Why do I love GA? –For many, many reasons.
For excellent Literature and all “Kings and
Queens


And its magic.
At the beginning of my recovery I couldn’t understand very well articles written by scientists but I fell in love with GA Literature – immediately
–magical stuff.


And these days when I sing Frank Sinatra song “That’s life” :
“…Each time I find myself flat on my face
I pick myself up and get back in the race…”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VY64P-dvp4


I also think about this line:
“…Common to all compulsive gamblers is impatience. We wanted all the good things in life yesterday. We were always on the lookout for short cuts … the easy way to get things, hence we took the easiest way we knew – gambling – and always fell flat on our faces…”
Beyond 90 Days – No Short Cuts to Recovery
http://www.gachicago.org/beyond.html


DSM V, ICD 11 and National Council on Problem Gambling

I would like to say “thank you” to National Council on Problem Gambling for this one:
http://www.ncpgambling.org/files/public/Comments_on_Proposed_DSM-5_Gambling_Criteria_by_NCPG.pdf


1.DSM V – May 2013
ICD 11 -2015 (old ICD 10 is from 1992)

For two years people in Europe will be behind USA, Canada and Australia.
Thanks God –it will be only two years.
Congratulations and well, well, well…

2.“…Owing to criticism over the perceived proliferation of diagnoses in the current edition of the DSM, David Kupfer, who is shepherding the DSM’s revision, said in an interview: „One of the raps against psychiatry is that you and I are the only two people in the U.S. without a psychiatric diagnosis.”[9]
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:6oanNGadmncJ:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSM-5+David+J.+Kupfer+two+people&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&source=www.google.com


3.Integration with ICD-11
http://www.dsm5.org/ProgressReports/Pages/CurrentActivitiesReportoftheDSM-VTaskForce(March2009).aspx


4.What I am interested in DSM V it is everything in regards to compulsive gambling driven by urges and impulses and pathological consequences of it (my own definition)
Or
Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified
http://www.dsm5.org/ProposedRevisions/Pages/Impulse-ControlDisordersNotElsewhereClassified.aspx


Impulse-Control Disorders Being Recommended for Removal or Reclassification


312.31 Pathological Gambling

http://www.dsm5.org/ProposedRevisions/Pages/proposedrevision.aspx?rid=210


5.As far as I can see there is not many changes:
(note: black colour –DSM IV
blue colour –DSM V)

A. Persistent and recurrent maladaptive gambling behavior as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
1. is preoccupied with gambling (e.g., preoccupied with reliving past gambling experiences, handicapping or planning the next venture, or thinking of ways to get money with which to gamble
1. is preoccupied with gambling (e.g., preoccupied with reliving past gambling experiences, handicapping or planning the next venture, or thinking of ways to get money with which to gamble)


2. needs to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve the desired excitement
2. needs to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve the desired excitement


3. has repeated unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back, or stop gambling
3. has repeated unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back, or stop gambling


4. is restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling
4. is restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling


5. gambles as a way of escaping from problems or of relieving a dysphoric mood (e.g., feelings of helplessness, guilt, anxiety, depression)

5. gambles as a way of escaping from problems or of relieving a dysphoric mood (e.g., feelings of helplessness, guilt, anxiety, depression)


6. after losing money gambling, often returns another day to get even (“chasing” one’s losses)
6. after losing money gambling, often returns another day to get even (“chasing” one’s losses)


7. lies to family members, therapist, or others to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling

7. lies to family members, therapist, or others to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling


DSM IV
8. has committed illegal acts such as forgery, fraud theft, or embezzlement to finance gambling (DSM IV)
9. has jeopardized or lost a significant relationship, job, or educational or career opportunity because of gambling (DSM IV)
10. relies on other to provide money to relieve a desperate financial situation caused by gambling (DSM IV)
B. The gambling behavior is not better accounted for by a Manic Episode.(DSM IV)

DSM V
8. has jeopardized or lost a significant relationship, job, or educational or career opportunity because of gambling (DSM V)
9. relies on other to provide money to relieve a desperate financial situation caused by gambling (DSM V)
B. The gambling behavior is not better accounted for by a Manic Episode.(DSM V)


That is why I would like to say –once more- “thank you” to National Council on Problem Gambling for this one:[/B]http://www.ncpgambling.org/files/public/Comments_on_Proposed_DSM-5_Gambling_Criteria_by_NCPG.pdf


My question is – can anybody else do something about this ‚new’strange DSM V – still based on a Vietnam Veterans (with all the respect).

Isia in Poland


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31-03-2011, 09:35 PM

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Regards to MARCH 31 Reflection for the Day

Today I Will Remember
[B]Nobody’s slip-proof.[/

B]

This article is for GA members –excellent as it explains a lot –ok?
http://www.cghub.org/rlapprevention1.html

“…Members of Gamblers Anonymous must be willing to do almost anything to prevent relapse.
They need to see themselves as clinging to an ice- covered cliff with their recovery support group holding the only rope. The most important thing they can do is go to meetings. Members who are working a daily program of recovery will not relapse…”
(…)
Lapse And Relapse:

A lapse is the first bet. This is the first step before a full blown relapse. A relapse is continuing to gamble until the full biological, psychological, and social disease is present. All of the complex biological, psychological, and social components of the of the disease become evident very quickly. For now lets call a lapse a slip even though G.A. does not use the word slip.
(…)
The Slip Plan

:

“…You must have a plan in case you slip. It is foolish to think that you will never have a problem again. You must plan what you are going to do if you have problems…”
(…)
The Behavior Chain
All behavior occurs in a certain sequence. First there is the TRIGGER. This is the external event that starts the behavioral sequence. After the trigger, there comes THINKING. Much of this thinking comes very fast, and you will not consciously pick it up unless you stop and focus on it. The thoughts trigger FEELINGS, which give you energy and direction for action. Next comes the BEHAVIOR, or the action initiated by the trigger. Lastly, there is always CONSEQUENCES for any action.
Diagrammed, the behavior chain looks like this:
TRIGGER—THINKING— FEELINGS—BEHAVIOR—CONSEQUENCE
Lets go through a behavior sequence and see how it works. On the way home from work, George, a recovering compulsive gambler, passes the convenience store (This is the trigger). He thinks „I’ve had a hard day. Maybe I’ll do a couple of scratch off lottery tickets to unwind” (The trigger initiates thinking). George craves gambling (The thinking initiates feeling). George turns into the convenience store and begins gambling (The feelings initiates behavior). George relapses (The behavior has a consequence).
Let’s work through another example. It’s is eleven o’clock

at night and Betty is not asleep (Trigger). She thinks „I’ll never get to sleep tonight unless I gamble” (Thinking). She feels an increase in her anxiety about not sleeping (Feeling). She gets up and gambles (Behavior). She losses all her money and is so depressed she can’t work the next morning (Consequence)…”

I love this article – thank you for it
Isia in Poland


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