Psychological addiction: Introduction
Psychological addiction: Psychological addiction refers to the lack of willpower in fighting against a compulsive need for something i.e. a mental dependence rather than a physical dependence. The addiction stems from psychological or emotional factors. Psychological addictions may involve addictions to drugs, sex, shopping and just about anything else. A person finds themselves unable to resist the source of their addiction.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Psychological addiction is available below.
Symptoms of Psychological addiction
- Compulsive urge to engage in addictive behaviour
- Failed attempts to stop addictive behavior
- Lying to others about addiction behaviour
- Conducting addictive behaviour in secret
- Mood changes
- more symptoms...»
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symptoms of Psychological addiction
Treatments for Psychological addiction
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Psychological addiction:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Mental Health (Adults): Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Psychological addiction?
Psychological addiction: Complications
Review possible medical complications related to Psychological addiction:
- Deterioration in personal relationships due to addiction
- Deterioration in family relationships due to addiction
- Deterioration in social relationships due to addiction
- Deterioration in work performance due to addiction
- Deterioration in school performance due to addiction
- more complications...»
Causes of Psychological addiction
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Psychological addiction: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Psychological addiction
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
Some...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed...read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or
have a delayed diagnosis.
See...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression
to be overlooked.
See misdiagnosis of depression or symptoms of...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see ...read more »
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Psychological addiction: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Psychological addiction
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Psychological addiction: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Psychological addiction
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Research about Psychological addiction
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Psychological addiction: Broader Related Topics
Types of Psychological addiction
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