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Behavioral addictions


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There are two types of addiction disorders: Substance use disorders and Behavioral addiction disorders. This presentation tries to explain the different types of behavioral addictions.

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Behavioral addictions

  1. 1. Behavioral Addictions
  2. 2. What is addiction? • uncontrollable habit of using alcohol or other drugs. • people can also develop addictions to behaviors • addictions to activities such as eating, exercising, sex, video game playing and gambling – can be real addictions!
  3. 3. What makes an addiction? • Two aspects that all addictions have in common: • (1)Maladaptive behavior- instead of helping to overcome problems they help to complicate the problem • E.g.: a gambler- more money ? Heavy drinker- more happy ? Sex addict- more intimacy ? • (2)Persistent behavior: they will continue to engage in the addictive behavior, despite it causing them trouble.
  4. 4. What is wrong with addictions? • Withdrawal symptoms • Relationship problems • Family and financial problems……
  5. 5. Internet addiction • internet addiction is a behavioral addiction in which a person becomes dependent on use of the internet, or other online devices, as a maladaptive way of coping with life's stresses • video game addiction, cybersex or online sex addiction, and online gambling addiction. • addiction to mobile devices, such as cellphones and smartphones • addiction to social networking sites, such as Facebook
  6. 6. Internet sex addiction • Internet sex addiction is a combination of sex addiction and internet addiction, which can develop when people compulsively use the internet for sexual gratification. • Pornography:
  7. 7. Why is cybersex a problem?
  8. 8. • When people use the internet, they become detached from the world around them, and from other people. Taken to the extreme, this detachment can cut you off from developing relationships with others, and from living in the present, both of which can cause difficulties in relationships, especially intimate relationships • Intimacy: Personal and Professional, Eric H Erickson
  9. 9. Harmful Effects of Video Games • Increased risk of light-induced seizures, musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities and increased metabolic rate. • Increased aggressive thoughts and aggressive behaviors, particularly in children under age 10. • Reduced pro-social (cooperative) behaviors in social interactions.
  10. 10. • ഉത്തരേന്ത്യയിൽ ഉള്ള സുസ്മിത എന്ന പെണ്കുട്ടിയാണ് ഈ ചിത്തത്തിൽ കാണിച്ചിേിക്കുന്നത് . ഈ പെണ്കുട്ടിയുപെ FACEBOOK പെ എെലാ ര ാരട്ടാകള ും ഒേുത്തൻ SAVE പചയ്തു അരത രെേിൽ ഒേു FAKE ACCOUNT തുെങ്ങി ഈ പെണ്കുട്ടി ഒേു CALL GIRL എന്ന േീതിയിൽ ആ ACCOUNT പെ FACEBOOK ൽ ചിത്തീകേിച്ച . മാെഹാെി ഭയന്ന് ആ പെണ്കുട്ടിക്കുും കുെുുംബത്തിെുും ആത്മഹതയ അെലാപത രേപെ ഒേു േഴിയുും ഉണ്ടായിേുന്നിെല • അതുപകാണ്ട് ഇെിപയങ്കിെുും ത്െിയപെട്ട സരഹാദേിമാപേ െിങ്ങൾ െിങ്ങള പെ സവന്ത്ും PICTURES െേമാേധി FACEBOOK ഇൽ രൊസ്റ്റ് പചയ്യാതിേിക്കുക , അഥോ രൊസ്റ്റ് പചയ്യ പന്നങ്കിൽ െിങ്ങൾക്ക് േിശ്വാസമുള്ള FRIENDS െു മാത്തും കാണത്തക്ക േീതിയിൽ FACEBOOK പെ PRIVACY SETTINGS ൽ മാറ്റും േേുത്തുക ...
  11. 11. What can we do? •Prevention •Treatment •Promotion of a healthy lifestyle
  12. 12. Thank you