Work addiction: Introduction
Work addiction: Work addiction refers to the excessive amounts of time spent at work. The person feels unable to reduce the amount of time spent at work as it becomes a sole source of fulfilment for them. Family and social relationships often suffer as a consequence. Although it is not considered a recognised addiction it can have a significant impact on a person's life. Workaholics often have underlying emotional problems.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Work addiction is available below.
Symptoms of Work addiction
- Reliance on work as an approval-seeking tool
- Low self-esteem
- Preoccupation with work
- Excessive amount of time spent at work
- Lying to others about amount of time spent at work
- more symptoms...»
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symptoms of Work addiction
Treatments for Work addiction
- Self-help programs, Support group, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Medication - may be needed to treat anxiety or depression
- more treatments...»
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Work addiction:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Mental Health (Adults): Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Work addiction?
Work addiction: Complications
Review possible medical complications related to Work addiction:
- Financial problems
- Impaired family relationships due to excessive work hours
- Impaired social relationships due to excessive work hours
- Withdrawing from other pleasurable activities in favour of work
- Increased risk of chronic headaches
- Increased risk of increased blood pressure
- Increased risk of stomach ulcers
- more complications...»
Causes of Work addiction
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Work addiction: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Work addiction
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a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
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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 adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians.
Many patients with bipolar seek help from their...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 misdiagnosis of...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...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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Work addiction: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Work addiction
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Work addiction: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Work addiction
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Work addiction: Broader Related Topics
Types of Work addiction
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