Addictive Behaviour

What Are Addictions? An addictive behaviour is any activity, substance, object, or behaviour that becomes the major focus of a person’s life resulting in a physical, mental, and/or social withdrawal from their normal day-to-day obligations. There are different types of addiction and virtually any activity or substance has the potential to become addictive. Drugs, alcohol, […]

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ADD/ADHD

What is ADD/ADHD? Attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is characterised by short or poor attention span and impulsivity, with or without hyperactivity. ADD/ADHD has academic, social and emotional ramifications, with learning often being impaired and behaviour being disruptive, defiant and often aggressive. If untreated in childhood, it persists throughout adolescence and adulthood. At […]

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Alcoholism

What is Alcoholism? The syndrome due to physical dependence on alcohol, such that sudden deprivation may cause withdrawal symptoms – tremours, anxiety, hallucinations and delusions. Usually several years of heavy drinking is needed for alcoholism to develop, but the range is from one to 40 years. Alcoholism impairs intellectual function, physical skills, memory and judgment. […]

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