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Anxiety Symptoms & Treatment

Anxiety is created through the flight or fight response. The mind perceives a threat and releases chemicals in the body that make us feel uncomfortable. This discomfort in turn creates action by running from the threat or fighting it. This may be appropriate if the threat is real and physical such as an attack from […]

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Panic Attack & Symptoms

A panic attack is one of the most debilitating experiences you can have. The rational logical mind gives way to the irrational illogical part of the mind. The experience is commonly known as the flight, fight or freeze mechanism. The experience usually starts as anxiety, the uncomfortable feeling coming from the release of adrenaline, noradrenaline […]

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Quit Smoking : Come, let’s kick-out the habit together!

Tobacco, a harmful drug causes physical and psychological addiction and tolerance. Smoking : Start – Understand – Kick Do you know, tobacco has more than 35,000 toxic chemicals? Nicotine is one of the element that’s responsible for the physical dependence and addiction. There are different types of tobacco: cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and now we […]

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Complications Of Addiction

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What Are The Possible Complications Of Addiction? Health – addiction to a substance, be it a drug, narcotic or nicotine usually has health consequences. In the case of drug/alcohol addiction there may be mental/emotional as well as physical health problems. In the case of nicotine addiction the problems tend to be just with physical health. […]

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What Are The Treatment Options For Addiction?

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The first step for the addicted person is to acknowledge that there is a substance dependency problem (addiction problem). The next step is to get help. In most of the world there are several support groups and professional services available. Treatment options for addiction depend on several factors, including what type of substance it is […]

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How Is Addiction Diagnosed?

how is addiction diagnosed

In many cases, it is a family member or very good friend who raises concern about the patient’s behavior (rather than the patient himself/herself doing so). The first port of call is usually a GP (general practitioner, primary care physician, family doctor). The doctor will ask several questions, including how often the substance is consumed, […]

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What Are The Causes Of Addiction

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Doctors say there is a link between the repeated use of an addictive substance and how the human brain experiences pleasure – its use has a nice reward, leading to further and more frequent use. The addictive substance, be it nicotine, alcohol or some drug actually causes physical changes in some nerve cells in the […]

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What Are The Risk Factors For Addiction?

Risk Factors For Addiction? For both medical professionals and patients alike, it can be difficult to understand why particular people are more vulnerable to addiction than others. Often referred to as “the disease that knows no boundaries,” addiction doesn’t seem to discriminate based on color, ethnicity, height, weight, or social status. Moreover, attempting to identify […]

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Signs And Symptoms Of Addiction

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A symptom is something the patient senses and describes, while a sign is something other people, such as the doctor notice. For example, sleepiness may be a symptom while dilated pupils may be a sign. Substance dependence – when a person is addicted to a substance, such as a drug, alcohol or nicotine, they are […]

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What Is Addiction?

People with an addiction do not have control over what they are doing, taking or using. Their addiction may reach a point at which it is harmful. Addictions do not only include physical things we consume, such as drugs or alcohol, but may include virtually anything, such abstract things as gambling to seemingly harmless products, […]

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