ANXIETY According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness affecting almost 40 million Americans. There are many types of anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Learn more about each here. Anxiety is highly treatable yet only one third of individuals seek … Continue reading Are You Wired For Anxiety?
What causes online disinhibition? What is it about cyberspace that loosens the psychological barriers that block the release of inner feelings and needs? You Don't Know Me (dissociative anonymity): anonymity works wonders for the disinhibition effect. When people have the opportunity to separate their actions from their real world and identity, they feel less vulnerable … Continue reading The Online Disinhibition Effect
According to an article by Kimberly Young, Psy.D., Executive Director The Center for Internet Addiction Recovery titled "Understanding Online Gaming Addiction and Treatment Issues for Adolescents”Massive Muti-user Online Role-Playing Games or MMORPGs as they are often called are one of the fastest growing forms of Internet addiction, especially among children and teenagers. Like an addiction … Continue reading On-line gaming in teenagers
Since I believe that addictive behaviors have a obsessive-compulsive nature I thought this info would be useful. This was taken from the National Institute of Mental Health publication on Anxiety Disorders @ http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/anxiety-disorders/complete-index.shtml NIMH · Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. “I couldn’t do anything without rituals. They invaded every aspect of my life. Counting really bogged me down. … Continue reading NIMH · Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
For someone who is addicted to alcohol or drugs, that pill or joint or line of cocaine, that glass of wine, beer is the object of one’s desire. When you’re addicted you LOVE that glass of wine, that glass of wine is your best friend, you miss it when it’s not there, you panic when … Continue reading It’s A Matter Of Love And Death