Addiction


Specialty of Psychology

Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease. It is based on seeking relief through the consumption or use of substances or other similar conduct. The development of this behavior implies for the addicted person's inability to control, difficulty refrain, consumption desire, decreased recognition of the problems of addiction and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. This creates problems in the life of the addicted person, eroding their quality of life. Besides addiction to toxic substances, such as alcohol and drugs, there are addictions of other types: sex (nymphomania), gambling (gambling), sports (vigorexia), new technologies (tecnofilia), mobile ( nomofobia), among others. In each addiction professionals they allocate the best treatment, depending on the patient's symptoms and the degree of addiction that is.

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