Psychological Dependence: Definition & Risk Factors

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_____ is characterized by physical changes in the body after use of a drug. These may include things like changes in production of a neurotransmitter, or changes in heart rate or blood pressure.

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1. Psychological dependence is characterized by _____.

2. Risk factors for psychological dependence include _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Through a series of fill-in-the-blank style questions, you'll be challenged on topics related to psychological dependence, such as its risk factors and characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz focuses on:

  • The body's physical changes due to drug use
  • Traits of psychological dependence
  • Common risk factors for psychological dependence

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of risk factors for psychological dependence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about indications of psychological dependence
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychological dependence lesson

Additional Learning

Educate yourself further on this subject by reviewing our accompanying lesson titled Psychological Dependence: Definition & Risk Factors. The lesson covers concepts such as:

  • The connection between drug use/addiction and psychological dependence
  • Misconceptions regarding psychological dependence
  • How psychological dependence develops
  • Things that can lead to psychological dependence
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