Addiction

Definition of Addiction Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (gambling) that can be pleasurable but the continued use of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work or relationships, even health. Users may not be aware that… Read More Addiction

Anorexia – Psychiatric condition caused by fear of gaining weight

Anorexia is an eating disorder that is caused due to a psychiatric condition, noticeable by fear of gaining weight.  The disorder creates a distorted mental picture of what one’s body actually looks like resulting in extreme dieting in order to lose weight or exercise for long periods or take diuretics (drugs that increase urine output)… Read More Anorexia – Psychiatric condition caused by fear of gaining weight