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Work addiction

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...»

Treatments for Work addiction

  • Self-help programs, Support group, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Medication - may be needed to treat anxiety or depression
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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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

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

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

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More information about Work addiction

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

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