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How do I cure tv addiction?

How do I cure tv addiction?

Let's treat cause: An evaluation by a well trained psychiatrist should clarify the depth, strength, causative factor(s) involved. An addiction similar to opiates or ''speed'' is unlikely. I suspect anxiety of a general to specific nature or a difficulty related to depression or compulsive behavior is more likely. All these are easier to treat than chemical addictions. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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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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I need to get over a tv addiction. Should I buy an ipad?

I need to get over a tv addiction. Should I buy an ipad?

Facebook addiction: Entice your teenager to work out, either at home or at the gym. Get her involved in community activities, volunteering at the hospital or library, babysitting. Have her pick up a sport - the simplest ones are walking, running.And bike-riding. Most expensive proposition - go shopping. Also, develop hobbies like playing an instrument. Take up art lessons, dance, acting. No, don't substitute ipad. ...Read more

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Is tv addiction considered a brain disease?

Is tv addiction considered a  brain disease?

That depends on: Who you ask. It is not a listed addiction in the diagnostic and statistcs manual of mental illnesses. Having said that, it can share a lot of the same symptoms as recognized addictions. ...Read more

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Can I cure my addiction?

Can I cure my addiction?

Yes: Yes you can - need a support system to deal with stress management and coping - being clean is only half the battle developing healthy stress management will be the key of being drug free. ...Read more

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How can video game addiction be cured?

How can video game addiction be cured?

GBT: Please consult with your primary care physician and request referral for cognitive behaivor therapy. Very helpful, painless and effective for ay kind of addiction. Video game addiction is no different. Good luck and good start. ...Read more

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How to cure my addiction to metal music?

How to cure my addiction to metal music?

Addiction?: You may be using the term addiction loosely - a fashion for awhile. I prefer to think of overdoing behaviors more as compulsions, but it doesn't matter what term you use. There are psychotherapists who are good at helping people with ocd - it might be simple behavior modification or a more complex approach, but you can work on that together. Are you getting tired of it, or growing deaf? ...Read more

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What can be done to cure food addiction?

Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read more

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How do I cure my addiction to watching shows like seinfeld?

How do I cure my addiction to watching shows like seinfeld?

Alternatives: Maybe it would help if you found more intriguing activities in your day-to-day life -- make some friends you enjoy as much or more than jerry, elaine, george, and kramer. They're fun and funny, but no substitute for real life. Be well. ...Read more

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Alcohol addiction may have a cure, what could it be?

Who knows?: You are right it may have a cure....But nobody knows what it is. ...Read more