Excessive, compulsive, repetitive activity or behavior distressing to self or others and causing impairment is known as a behavioral or process addiction.
Behavioral addictions activate reward systems in the brain similar to those activated by alcohol or drugs. Frequent intrusive thoughts about the behavior (obsessions) and excessive repetitive behavioral patterns that follow the thoughts (compulsions) energize the behavioral addictions. The most common types of behavioral addiction are:
How do you know if the behavior is a true behavioral or process addiction?
In general, if the behavior is persistent and recurrent, and causes problems at home, at work, or in relationships, it’s likely there is a behavioral addiction. The most common signs and symptoms include:
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