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Psychological addiction

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...»

Treatments for Psychological addiction

Home Diagnostic Testing

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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

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Misdiagnosis and Psychological addiction

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Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms more »

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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Psychological addiction: Broader Related Topics

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More information about Psychological addiction

  1. Psychological addiction: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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