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compulsive behavior
10
Aug

Could Sex Addiction Be The Result of Emotional Neglect?

Roxie Hart is one of the leading characters in the musical Chicago. During a particularly sexually provocative moment in one of her songs, she sings about the mutual love between her and her fans, “And they love me for loving them and I love them for loving me and we love each other. That’s because...
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24
Jul

How Young Do Eating Disorders Develop?

Eating disorders are developing in children as young as four years old in age, reports BBC. In just a few short years, from 2014-2017, admissions for patients under the age of 18 have risen 450% in areas of England. Other countries like Australia have also reported a sharp increase in the amount of young people...
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24
Jul

Unsuspecting Signs of Sex Addiction

Sex addiction can be a well hidden compulsive behavior until it starts coming out in less than hidden ways. Often, the signs of sex addiction can come out in casual conversation. Here are two clues: Using Sexual Innuendo and Sexual Humor At Inappropriate Times Sexuality is not funny to all people or appropriate at all...
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10
Jul

What Do You Need To Recover From Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder among adults in America. Recovery from binge eating disorder takes time and careful treatment to assess physical, mental, and spiritual health. First, you need to recognize that your binge eating episodes are out of your control. Eating disorders are highly stigmatized and shamed in society because...
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07
Jul

3 Tips To Become Empowered With Food

Disordered eating behaviors don’t always lead to an eating disorder. They can cause problems in one’s physical as well as psychological relationship to food, which can have long term effects. Food doesn’t have to be a debilitating part of your life. Instead, it can be empowering. Eat Everything, In Moderation We are prone to using...
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05
Jul

Warning Signs That Compulsive Shopping Has Become a Spending Addiction

Spending addiction can tear a family apart and create long term financial complications. If you think you might be struggling with a spending addiction, here are the key signs. Using spending to cope with emotions Spending can create a similar rush of dopamine in the brain like drugs and alcohol do. Feeling a push of...
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26
Jun

With Gambling Addiction, The Favor Is Always In The House

Winning is supposed to be a climatic event of closure. Winning is the ultimate experience, validating the need to win, compensating for other losses, and providing the hope as well as assurance that everyone can, indeed, be a winner. What happens when winning isn’t conclusive, but instead the revving of an engine, the catalyst which...
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21
Jun

Is Hoarding an Impulse Control Problem?

There is a distinct difference between an obsessive collector and someone who hoards. Someone who collects takes care of their possessions, chooses them carefully, and keeps them tightly, cleanly organized. Obsessive collectors typically have a catalog of their belongings, take good care of them, and experience feelings of pride and joy from the activity of...
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14
Jun

Is the Internet Addicting?

“Internet use disorder” is not a listed mental disorder in the fifth edition Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, often referred to as the DSM-V what is largely considered to be the ultimate reference for mental health. However, other chronic compulsive behavioral issues like sex addiction, video game addiction, and spending addiction also aren’t...
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12
Jun

Signs of a Spending Addiction

Spending addiction can lead to lifelong financial hardship, strained relationships, and self destructive behavioral patterns. As a compulsion and an addiction, spending addiction is typically a co-occurring disorder with underlying mental health issues. If you believe you have a problem with spending which cannot be stopped see if any of these signs apply to you....
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