Contributor: Staff of Timberline Knolls Eating Disorder behaviors such as binging, purging and starvation serve a purpose for the affected individual. Process Addictions do, too. This is because these behaviors create a sense of positivity and wellbeing in the brain’s reward center. Therefore, these disordered behaviors are more about getting the “high,” and exerting control, [...] Read More
There are various effective treatments for those struggling with a gambling addiction. First it is important to define a gambling addiction as well as signs and symptoms. According to the DSM V, a Gambling addiction is defined as a ‘persistent and recurrent problematic gambling behavior, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as indicated by [...] Read More
The Internet is a highly useful tool in everyday life, and detecting a computer addiction can be difficult, which is complicated by the fact that Internet Addiction has not been adopted by the DSM-V Classification system . It is important to be educated on the signs and symptoms of an addiction and how that differs [...] Read More
People laugh about being addicted to shopping after a day at the mall, and it’s usually taken as a simple joke among friends. Unfortunately, many people do suffer from this rarely discussed compulsion. In fact, shopping addiction affects an estimated 18 million people across the U.S. Shopping addicts make purchases compulsively, and they may feel [...] Read More
The word “addiction” connotes a harmful dependence on alcohol, nicotine, pills, cocaine or injectable substances such as heroin. Current obesity statistics show that addiction also can refer to food. Yet, addiction does not discriminate. People can and do become addicted to almost anything. Some addictions are downright strange – so strange that television series have [...] Read More
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