Psychological Addiction

Substance dependence, commonly called drug addiction, is a compulsive need to use drugs in order to function normally. When such substances are unobtainable, the user suffers from withdrawal.According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), substance dependence is defined as:When an individual persists in use of alcohol or other drugs despite problems related to use of the substance, substance dependence may be diagnosed. Compulsive and repetitive use may result in tolerance to the effect of the drug and withdrawal symptoms when use is reduced or stopped. This, along with Substance Abuse are considered Substance Use Disorders....
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  • 5 Crazy Ways Social Media is Changing Your Brain Right Now

    … of internet users are unable to manage how much time they spend online. This works in a similar way to drug dependency, although it’s more of a psychological addiction than anything physical. Indeed, social media provides immediate rewards with minimal effort – this is appealing to the brain, which rewires itself to make you desire this stimulus even more. And so on. For more insights check out the video below, which comes courtesy of AsapSCIENCE. …

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