Tag Archives: Signs and Symptoms

Current Advocacy Efforts for Mental Health Legislation

Man at lake thinking about sexual addiction rehab When it comes to the world of mental health, we may be experiencing a global human rights crisis. Individuals with a mental illness or disability are exposed to a wide array of human rights violations including discrimination, ridicule, bias and isolation. In many countries and regions, people do not even have access to basic mental [...]
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Excessive Smartphone Use: Do I Have an Addiction?

Woman Researching Substance Abuse Treatment Options for Parolees After Prison On Her Smartphone Contributed by Staff of Timberline Knolls Take a good look around; you will likely observe that most people are using a smartphone in some capacity. It is not uncommon to see that people are looking downward on their smartphone screens, mindlessly scrolling while out at restaurants, when waiting for transportation, sitting in class, at a [...]
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Biological Factors that Influence Addiction

Man in addiction treatment There are various factors that contribute to addiction. Some are genetic, others environmental, or learned, and some biological. For this article, we will be focusing on the biological factors that influence addiction. Addiction is a serious disease that can impair, delay, or stunt brain development. Imaging studies of the brain in drug-addicted participants, have shown [...]
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Signs That Might Indicate You Have a Food Addiction

Woman sitting next to her car 35% of adults in the US are obese, but a study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry found that 10% of underweight participants met the criteria for a food addiction [1]. Addiction is typically associated with drugs or alcohol, but research has shown that food addictions activate the same reward and pleasure areas of our brain [...]
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Internet and Computer Addiction: Recognizing the Signs

Couple with computer addiction 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 [8]. It is important to be educated on the signs and symptoms of an addiction and how that differs [...]
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