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My sister was diagnosed with procrastination addiction. What does this mean?

My sister was diagnosed with procrastination addiction. What does this mean?

Put it off: I will get back to you. Someone who routinely puts off initiating and completing important tasks could be said to be addicted of sorts to that behavior. It can be caused by numerous emotional problems - depression, add, avoidant personality traits/disorder, perfectionism, or even interpersonal agendas. Well-intended family members may take on an overresponsible role in rescuing/chronically remind. ...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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How will procrastination addiction affect other parts of my body?

That is not: A recognized illness. Certainly procrastination can be part of a number of other problems, but by itself, procrastination is not an illness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: procrastination addiction?

What is the definition or description of: procrastination addiction?

PLEASE STOP: Please stop asking us these definition questions. Asking doctors to provide definitions for trivial things is an inappropriate use of this resource. Will you please discontinue this activity? ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of procrastination addiction, and how can I address them?

What are the major symptoms of procrastination addiction, and how can I address them?

Not an Addiction: Although it can certainly have negative consequences, there is no evidence that procrastination falls into the category of behavioral addictions. I would address procrastination by breaking tasks up into smaller segments & working on them. I would also schedule in some short breaks so it's not all drudgery. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for procrastination addiction?

Not an Addiction: Although it can certainly have negative consequences, there is no evidence that procrastination falls into the category of behavioral addictions. I would address procrastination by breaking tasks up into smaller segments & working on them. I would also schedule in some short breaks so it's not all drudgery. ...Read more

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I have a heavy addiction to procrastination. Is that possible? How can I stop from procrastinating all the time?

I have a heavy addiction to procrastination. Is that possible? How can I stop from procrastinating all the time?

Hmm: Is it an addiction to procrastination or lazziness? I think the only way to address is this is by making a committment to having a more productive life. Setting meaningful goals and then holding yourself accountable for taking the steps to meet them. ...Read more

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My sister has a gambling problem and a pill addiction, how to help her?

My sister has a gambling problem and a pill addiction, how to help her?

Addicted sister: I'm sorry to hear about your sister's difficulties. Has she acknowledged a problem in either of these areas? This affects what you can do. If she's open to it, you could attend some gamblers anonymous meetings with her. See http://tinyurl.Com/camw3oa for meetings -- info there can educate you too. Regarding the pills -- will she let you meet together with her ; her doctor? Might be a help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could i help my sister with drug addiction?

Can you tell me how could i help my sister with drug addiction?

Not easy: Most people don't stop an addiction, whether cigarettes or heroin, because people tell them to. Sometimes family members may actually, without even knowing it, be "enabling" addiction, and changes in their own behavior can help push the individual into getting help. You and others in family could attend alanon or naranon and learn about the family issues involved, and your own way to "recovery.". ...Read more

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Can i talk to my sisters doctor about her addiction to pain pills?

Can i talk to my sisters doctor about her addiction to pain pills?

Maybe: You can certainly call the doctor and tell him what you know. He may not be able to say much to you (he can not really admit that she is his patient), but he will listen. ...Read more

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My sister has an addiction problem, what can I do?

My sister has an addiction problem, what can I do?

Depends: I don't know what type of addiction your sister has but there are 12 step programs for many addictions (narcotics, alcoholics, sex, gambling, relationships, food, etc). Professional medical help is also an option. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Procrastination Addiction (Definition)

Please stop asking us these definition questions. Asking doctors to provide definitions for trivial things is an inappropriate use of this resource. Will you ...Read more