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What are the symptoms of food addiction?

What are the symptoms of food addiction?

Not yet agreed upon: Since food addiction is not yet officially recognized, diagnostic criteria have not been agreed upon. It was acknowledged in the most recent version of the DSM, which basically means it was agreed that the condition warrants further study. You might find the following website helpful: http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/mental-health-food-addiction. Best ...Read more

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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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What are some of the symptoms of addiction to pain medication?

What are some of the symptoms of addiction to pain medication?

You Change......: Addiction is a psych diagnosis. It sounds like physical dependence to a drug, but it goes a big step further. Example: you go to a friend's (relative, neighbor, total stranger, you don't care) house and use the bathroom. You look through their medicine cabinet and take a bit of whatever you want. Physical dependence is when you go through withdrawls when you suddenly stop a medicine. Big diff. ...Read more

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What symptom of addiction is characterized by excessive preoccupation with the behavior?

What symptom of addiction is characterized by excessive preoccupation with the behavior?

That IS one of: the symptoms of addiction. Among others is a compulsion to act on the addictive urge(s). Then there are the consequences, which vary depending upon what type of addiction (gambling, alcohol, sex, internet, food and drugs are the big six). Look for triggers and cues to set up the addictive reflex (the automatic urge to act out). Go to an addictionologist or psychologist. ...Read more

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What are physical symptoms when tolerance builds up to a benzo...Not referring to addiction?

What are physical symptoms when tolerance builds up to a benzo...Not referring to addiction?

Tolerance: Tolerance in benzodiazepines simply means that you gradually need higher doses to create the same effect. Even when used as prescribed, benzos have this property -- which differs from "addiction." addiction implies a behavioral pattern of focusing life on using the substance(s) as well as obtaining more. One can become habituated and tolerant of a medication without being "addicted.". ...Read more

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Is smoking an actual addiction?

Is smoking an actual addiction?

Smoking addiction.: The receptor population in the brain changes with smoking. So, yes, it's an actual addiction which is very difficult to beat. Best not to ever start. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of addiction to coke?

What are the symptoms of addiction to coke?

Cocaine addiction: Like other addictions involves obsession with obtaining and using the drug, giving up other activities that were pleasurable, quitting then restarting use, financial and relationship problems, loss of sex drive, needing increasing quantities to get high, agitation, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, paranoia, weight loss, inability to function in social situations without it, and others like death! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of codeine addiction?

3 Symptoms: Addictions are characterized -- regardless of the substance -- by unpredictable loss of control (took 10 instead of 2), preoccupation with the drug (obtaining and using over other life activities), and continued use in spite of negative consequences (arrest, overdose, family fights). With drugs like Codeine there are also tolerance (need for more and more) and withdrawal (sick when stopping it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lottery ticket addiction?

See DSM: Essentially, when instead of the pleasure it becomes problematic. The person is preoccupied with the habit; spends more and more time gambling; when is not gambling, is irritable, unhappy; using of gambling instead of other responsibilities; the gambler is chasing his losses; there is no control over the habit; the consequences – legal and financial from gambling, etc. I treat is with "extinction. ...Read more

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What is symptoms of paracetamol addiction?

What is symptoms of paracetamol addiction?

Death: Acetaminophen / paracetamol excessive use will cause liver damage, liver failure, and death. Therefore, liver / hepatitis related symptoms are possible, but by then, it may be too late to save the liver. This is the most dangerous over the counter drug. ...Read more