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David Miller Dr. Miller
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What causes addiction to buying lottery tickets?

David Miller Dr. Miller
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What causes addiction to buying lottery tickets?

Gambler's fallacy: The "gambler's fallacy" is the belief that "this time i'll win it big." for some folks, this is an irresistable urge that drives them to spend all of their money, whether it be on lotto tickets, at the craps table, slot machines or on sporting events. Groups like celebrate recovery and gambler's anonymous are very important to overcoming this. If this is you, seek help and support today. ...Read more

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Can snris help a compulsive alcoholic and compulsive liar?

Can snris help a compulsive alcoholic and compulsive liar?

unlikely: Some studies show that antidepressants can help people abstain from drinking, some studies show that this is useless. Some of the snris are better not to be taken with alcohol. It might help if you believe that a person is drinking "to self medicate for depression or anxiety". And this is difficult, because drinking brings depression and anxiety. Compulsive liar? - all of them do it for a differen. ...Read more

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How does obsessive compulsive disorder of pulling hair work?

How does obsessive compulsive disorder of pulling hair work?

Hair-Pulling Problem: Compulsive hair-pulling - trichotillomania- is a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb), like skin-picking & nail-biting."trich" arises in response to (a) emotions like anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement; & (b) detecting an irregularity on scalp. Hair-pulling can feel pleasurable & tends to relieve tension. It can feel frightening to imagine stopping! there are effective treatments. See trich.Org. ...Read more

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Obsessive compulsive disorder resistant to help?

Obsessive compulsive disorder resistant to help?

OCD seeking help: Persons with OCD can vary a bit in their willingness to get treatment, and the degree to which they seem to "want" to change. The most resistant sub-group of ocd'ers I have observed has been hoarders, who are often quite unwilling to change or get help, resisting all efforts to "contain" their compulsions. They experience intolerable anxiety when "deprived" of their collection. ...Read more

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To have obsessive compulsive disorder or fake idiosyncratic traits?

OCD v. idiosyncrasy?: Ocd sufferers experience their symptoms as odd or shameful, and tend to hide them and their suffering. This can be quite different from character quirks, or idiosyncrasies that may not really involve obsession [ driven thoughts] or compulsions [driven, unwanted, behaviors]. Psychobabble is rampant everywhere, and care should be used in "labeling". "label" only to understand, empathize and help, . ...Read more

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I need advice with obsessive compulsive disorder / ocd?

I need advice with obsessive compulsive disorder / ocd?

ERP! Talk Back 2OCD!: Ocd can rob ur life of fun/joy ; it can really take a toll on relationships. The more u listen 2ocd ; believe what it tells u, the more powerful it becomes. Have u had exposure ; response prevention (erp) therapy? This is the "gold standard" treatment ...Can teach u how 2 say shut up 2ocd. Get people close 2u involved in ur treatment. Learn more via int'l ocd foundat'n www.Ocfoundation.Org. ...Read more

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Strategies/tips to stop gambling addiction?

Strategies/tips to stop gambling addiction?

Don't gamble at all.: Don't go to places where people gamble. Think seriously about the damage that gambling has done in your life. Encourage gambler's anonymous. It is a beneficial, confidential and free 12 step program that can be the base for recovery. Take care. ...Read more

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Does pure-c or OCD with only compulsions (no obsessions) exist?

Does pure-c or OCD with only compulsions (no obsessions) exist?

Probably not: The o/c ratio is variable in each patient but usually there is some of each present in a patient. Whatever the ratio a combination of therapy and meds is best in producing benefits. ...Read more

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Is computer game addiction different from video game addiction, online addiction, or internet addiction?

Is computer game addiction different from video game addiction, online addiction, or internet addiction?

All the same: Addiction to anything means that you are not getting the most out of life and your relationships with family and friends. Limit your time on these things and make your life and relationships your priorty. On your deathbed you will remember the people in your life; not the hours you spent playing world of warcraft. ...Read more

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How to stop buying binge food?

How to stop buying binge food?

A List: Go shopping with a list - stick to it. Also eat before shoppping. ...Read more

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What are obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) and tourette syndrome?

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What are obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) and tourette syndrome?

Somewhat alike: Both were thought to be closely related due to the anxiety and compulsions related to both but we are now rethinking this. Ocd usually more cognitive while tourette more motor but there's overlap. ...Read more

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Help please! is an eating disorder some form of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Help please! is an eating disorder some form of obsessive compulsive disorder?

Usually not: Eating disorders come in several forms, the most common being anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and obesity. Although some individuals with one of these disorders have obsessive behaviors, no evidence suggests that the latter is the cause for the eating problems. Anxiety and depression also are quite common in individuals with eating disorders, but again probably not related to the cause. ...Read more

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Can you suggest drugs for the delusional psyochosis/schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder?

Can you suggest drugs for the delusional psyochosis/schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder?

Varies: Depends on the age, gender, race, abnomlal bmi, previous medication trials this is not meant to be medical or psychiatric advice. There is no doctor patient relationship.Please call 911 or go to nearest er for psychiatric or medical emergency such si/hi/emotion crisis. ...Read more

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Could using apps be an obsessive/compulsive behavior?

Could using apps be an obsessive/compulsive behavior?

Not likely: Only if people have intrusive & inappropriate thoughts about the app that cause a lot of distress, and then go on to do some repetitive behavior in response to the obsession in order to prevent or reduce the distress. It's more likely that people could develop a habit of using apps--maybe even a high-frequency-use habit. High frequency behaviors are ok unless they cause problems in life. ...Read more

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What are your biggest compulsions and obsessions if ocd?

Those That Impair: The worst symptoms of OCD (obsessions and compulsions) are those that cause the greatest impairment in a person's ability to engage in life. One patient comes home and spends 8 to 10 hours straightening the fringe on his carpet and is able to hold a normal job. Another patient cannot hold a job because of chronic tardiness as he must park his car in an exact manner and continues this for hours. ...Read more

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What can I do about obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

What can I do about obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

How Others See You: Ocpd (http://bit.Ly/11eonc1) makes people rigid, bossy. It robs life of joy & takes a toll on relationships. It can cause great anguish & frustration to its sufferers. Read up on ocpd -what it looks like to you and to others. Most effective treatment 4 ocpd = psychotherapy - incl insight-oriented therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt), acceptance & commitment therapy (act), etc. ...Read more

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How do I cure obsessive compulsive disorder aka ocd?

How do I cure obsessive compulsive disorder aka ocd?

OCD: Dear butterfly. To successfully treat obsessive compulsive disorder, one needs to address their thoughts. This requires counseling. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often effective. Psychiatric medications are sometimes needed as well. Take care. ...Read more

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