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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is computer game addiction similar to alcohol addiction, drug addiction, or a gambling addiction?
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
Can you suggest drugs for the delusional psyochosis/schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder?
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
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
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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