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Addiction is a complex brain disease involving altered function of reward and motivation systems. It includes substance abuse as well as behavioural problems such as abuse of gambling and video ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Psychiatry

Substance-related addiction, or substance related disorder is a disorder of intoxication, dependence, abuse, and substance withdrawal caused by various substances, both legal and illegal. These ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Psychiatry

Behavioral and process addiction, also called non-chemical addiction, process addiction or non-substance-related addition, usually means that the addict has a compulsion to consistently engage in a ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Psychiatry

Anorexia is a severe form of eating disorder which stems from an abnormal obsession with becoming thin. It often begins with normal levels of dieting and exercising but becomes a problem when the ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Psychiatry

Bulimia is a severe form of eating disorder which stems from an abnormal obsession with becoming thin without the ability or inclination to diet and exercise normally. It is normally characterised by ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Psychiatry

A codependent person is essentially addicted to helping people in a way that drastically exceeds the normal care someone would exhibit towards another person. Codependency sufferers need to be needed ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Psychiatry

Eating disorder sufferers often exhibit abnormal behavior when eating food. This can take on a wide range of forms from following rigid or bizarre diets, obsessively counting calories on everything, ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Psychiatry

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