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Compulsive Stealing Addiction
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
Tell parents, doctor: This is a difficult situation. For sure "enabling" your brother is not going to solve the problem. Please consider discussing it with your parents, and your brother's clinician; although the clinician may not be able to disclose your brother's medical information to you, he/she can receive an information from you. Addiction is a disease. When treated, it often responds well to therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have you : Considered seeing a psychologist to gain a better understanding of this behavior? ...Read more
SmartPhone Addiction: Gallup poll shows half of American smartphone users "can't imagine" life without their device. Here are research-backed tips to kick the habit: 1) recognize UR problem--studies have linked phone dependency to stress, anxiety, poor cognitive performance; 2) set short-term goals & wean 1/2 hour between stealing peeks; 3) give your contacts a heads up; 4) shut it down before bed. Ref: Time,7/27/15 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends ..: A compulsion is usually a strong, irresistible impulse to perform an act, and an addiction is continued repetitive behavior despite adverse consequences. Unless your are using pornography 3-4X/week for hours on end, at inappropriate times, at the sacrifice of other important duties, or just cannot resist using it, it's not likely the case. Best of luck. ...Read more
An addiction to: anything, including food, is a mood-altering, compulsive behavior that occurs in response to triggers (internal or external) that are largely out of awareness. The behavior continues beyond the point of dealing with dysphoria and usually then causes harm, but the addict still won't quit. From this description, there is little difference between compulsive overeating and food addictions. ...Read more
What are common treatment facilities that treat compulsive behavior addictions such as internet, video games, ect?
Can therapy help with compulsive behavior? I cant stop cheating due to my sex addiction.Its got to the point where its everyday with multiple partners
Therapy can help: with sex addiction. It is important to find an experienced and qualified therapist. These treatments are based on cognitive behavioral therapy approaches and target compulsive thoughts and underlying disorders like depression and anxiety. There are also support groups and medication options. Consider touching base with a local primary care provider to explore options. I also attached an article. ...Read more
I masturbate compulsively to porn. I know masturbation is healthy, but being addicted to porn is not! How can I overcome porn addiction? Thank You
Will & diversion ...: Congratulate for taking the first step to realize what you should do. Clinically, you have fallen victim to overindulgence & obsession in compulsively seeking sexual pleasure. To successfully overcome such, you need to make willful effort of mental diversion by not just exercising outside-in but also pushing inside-out approach. Detail? To http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter05.html & ...in the site. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is binge drinking considered a compulsive or impulsive trait? I don't have an addiction as I can go without but often overindulge when I do drink.
Semantics: "Impulsive" and "Compulsive" are terms about which even experts cannot agree. Most definitions of "impulsive" entail a failure to inhibit behavior when advantageous to do so. So yours sounds more of an impulse control issue. "Addiction" is also ambiguously defined. But, I would define repeated overindulgence as a "decidedly problematic" relationship with alcohol and urge you to seek counsel. ...Read more
I suffer from binge eating , compulsive hunger and anxiety .
I became obese in 15 months .
How to lose weight if my hunger is like an addiction ?
Good habits.: Make a food diary of everything you eat for 2 weeks along with your anxiety level 1-5 and hunger. Drop 300-500 calories per day for one pound a week weight loss. Begin an exercise program 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 5-7 days a week with weight trainging 2-3 times per week. It isn't easy to eat while exercising. Also, reward yourself with a new outfit, an outing with friends, movie if doing well ...Read more
Not addicting but: Very habitual in some folks to the point that their lives are seriously damaged by the behavior. There are many reasons for that behavior including low self esteem, antisocial personality disorder, inability to ever be wrong and in some people just for the sheer thrill of doing it. Once the habit is well established it is hard to correct unless one admits to it and gets help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to see my aunt today so wonderin what alcohol/drugs cause squirmin n lot more gigglin to she has history of alcohol n dtug addiction please hel?
Could be anything: Getting "high" usually includes a sense of euphoria and decreased inhibition. The symptoms you describe could be from abuse of almost anything or even represent an underlying medical or psychological condition. Have you talked to her about getting help? Also, not to be judgemental, but i hope you are not on all 3 of the medications on your profile at the same time. Opiates can be addictive. ...Read more
Recovery program: For any addiction, you need help from your physician, often also an addiction medicine doctor, and a support group that works with the substance or behavior you're using addictively. If the addiction medicine doctor is not a psychiatrist, you also need a psychiatric evaluation so that any conditions complicating your recovery can be treated. Bottom line: don't do it alone, and you don't have to! ...Read more
Replace the behavior: Some addictions may be addressed by either treatment with therapy or an attempt to stop the unwanted behavior on your own. Cheating addiction would fall into this group. To use the phone less, you may try substituting the behavior with another rewarding but more useful behavior such as exercise. There may also be problems with the primary relationship that should be addressed in couples therapy. ...Read more
Few people treat: Few people treat chip addictions. The side effects are less problematic than alcohol or other drugs which is why they have been neglected. However, they can have health consequences like hbp from salt intake, stress and diabetes. Contact someone who specializes in addictions and work out a program to help you stop. ...Read more
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