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How to overcome an internet pornography addiction?

How to overcome an internet pornography addiction?

Sex addiction: Sex addiction takes many forms. Preoccupation with porn is not "just what guys do, " that is a form of denial. There are groups for both the sex addict and for partners as well. There is saa (sexaa.Org) for sex addicts, and cosa (cosa-recovery.Org) for their partners. ...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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Help please! is caffeine addiction serious?

Help please! is caffeine addiction serious?

Not alone: Mixed with other addictions or medical conditions, (particularly cardiovascular conditons) but generally not. The withdrawal headaches are a dull all day ache that can last days to weeks. ...Read more

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How would educating people help stop prescription drug abuse?

How would educating people help stop prescription drug abuse?

It may or may not: Stop them but at least they are informed about the harm that can come to them from abusing prescription medications. It also allows for a dialogue to occur about the abuse. ...Read more

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How can you stop an internet addiction?

How can you stop an internet addiction?

Get curious offline: It's an interesting question, because for most people going online is necessary for professional and/or social survival. If you feel uncomfortable with the amount of time you spend online, look at the biggest time wasters and restrict them. Reach out to someone in real life. Schedule activities where you can't go online. Figure out what really makes you feel fulfilled. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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Is internet addiction as bad addiction to television?

Is internet addiction as bad addiction to television?

Addiction= disease: Neither are bad, they are both diseases. The principles of recovery are the same for both. Consider finding a mutual support group for either addiction. ...Read more

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I'm a porn addicted teenager(17). & also browsing addiction. I know it's bad psychiatrically. But how can I overcome this addiction? Pls advise soon

I'm a porn addicted teenager(17). & also browsing addiction. I know it's bad psychiatrically. But how can I overcome this addiction? Pls advise soon

Program: There are now a lot of treatment programs that deal with this kind of addiction.I would recommend checking them out. I'm glad that you are considering getting help. ...Read more

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How do I find out where can a teenager seek mental health help without parent support?

How do I find out where can a teenager seek mental health help without parent support?

States vary: In whether a teen can consent for mental health. Other options include contacting your local nami (national alliance for mental illness) group nami.Org. During school year- school counselors are also a starting point. Alateen can help if there is family alcoholism http://www.Al-anon.Alateen.Org/how-will-alateen-help-me. However if the teen is suicidal, has a suicide plan, this is an emergency- go. ...Read more

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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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Can you let me know is internet addiction a recognized mental illness?

Yes & no: Many professionals think that behavioral addictions are not legitimate, just "bad habits." but if a behavior takes over your life or interferes with other major parts of life, it may be that the behavior (internet, gambling, sex, food, etc) is affecting yr brain chemistry similar to an intoxicating chemical. Abstinence & support from others helps, see http://www.Netaddiction.Com/. ...Read more

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Who should I see for my anxiety from extreme drug cravings?Addiction counselor? Therapist? Drug detox? Cbt? I can't get rid my substance abuse mindset.

Who should I see for my anxiety from extreme drug cravings?Addiction counselor? Therapist? Drug detox? Cbt? I can't get rid my substance abuse mindset.

See below: See an addiction psychiatrist or a physician certified by the american board of addiction medicine. Both societies have websites. While you may benefit from inpatient treatment, there is no rule that every detox from a particular drug requires such. ...Read more

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Need help finding mental health websites that have parenting advice?

Need help finding mental health websites that have parenting advice?

Parenting advice : Parenting is a very difficult job. No two children are the same and what may work for one child may not work for another. Therefore, I can't say one website will help everyone. You can always ask specific questions on Health Tap. ...Read more

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I need advice with self harm and internet "bullying"?

I need advice with self harm and internet "bullying"?

If you are engaging: In self harm please look into getting help now. Self mutilation may distract you from your emotional pain but it will not solve problems and can lead to serious medical problems. Please consider looking into dialectical behavioral therapy (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy), . ...Read more

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How can internet addiction affect someone's social health?

How can internet addiction affect someone's social health?

Internet addiction: If you think about it, dealing with people and the outside world is all about only partially relating, and even then in an artificial environment. When addiction begins is when emotional and personal development stops, and that's when problems begin. ...Read more

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How can psychological counseling help alcoholics?

How can  psychological counseling help alcoholics?

Addiction is: A misguided attempt to feel good or solve a problem. Counseling can help identify the motivation for alcohol, the triggers for drinking, & healthier alternatives. It can help develop a plan to change, provide support & encouragement, resolve blocks & setbacks, & treat the mental health problems that often accompany addiction. More info at http://greeleypsychologist.Com/alcohol.Xhtml. ...Read more

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Are there good psychology books on depression caused by internet addiction?

Are there good psychology books on depression caused by internet addiction?

Yes but : The depression is secondary to the addiction- treat the addiction first then reassess whether depressed feelings continue to persist. See a professional who specializes in addiction. You are not likely to get the help you need from just reading a book! self help is fine , like 12 step programs , but seeking help is the first step... ...Read more

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How much do adolescent health professional get trained?

How much do adolescent health professional get trained?

Depends: Adolescent medicine specialists have a 3 year fellowship after residency, pediatricians have a minimum one month rotation in the field. Adolescent psychiatrists have different types of training. ...Read more

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Tell me if depressed people heal without seeking professional help?

Tell me if depressed people heal without seeking professional help?

Possibly: It depends on the severity of the depression. If your depression is severely affecting your ability to function at home/work, a combination of therapy and medication works the best. For more mild symptoms, alternative treatments can be tried such as exercise, vitamins, herbal supplements, support groups, therapy and journaling. If the depression worsens or does not improve please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello..are there any good websites that provide good online counseling.. Adolescent.. Family counselling..??? ThanK u

Hello..are there any good websites that provide good online counseling.. Adolescent.. Family counselling..??? ThanK u

BetterHelp: If you are absolutely set on trying an online counseling service, I recommend BetterHelp.com. I am available at: https://www.betterhelp.com/jerry-smith. Click on the "Work with me!" button. It is most appropriate for individual therapy. I am also available here on HealthTap for consultations. ...Read more

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Can someone overcome drug addiction at home with friends?

Can someone overcome drug addiction at home with friends?

Why the hard way?: You might want to expand your support network to include mutual support groups like narcotics anonymous and professional help. ...Read more

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Can hypnotic therapy help you get over addiction?

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Hypnotherapy: Worth a try. Been used successfully for some addiction like nicotine. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Internet Addiction (Definition)

internet addiction can be a way to escape the realities of life, compare ourselves to others which can cause anxiety and out of possible boredom. When people spend hours of wasted time playing video games, etc., in my opinion it is an epidemic that can result in procrastination, insomnia, lateness and a ...Read more