Addiction and Mental Health

Addiction is a  brain disorder that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences.  Despite the involvement of a number of psychosocial factors, one is a biological process which is induced by repeated exposure to an addictive stimulus is the core pathology that drives the development and maintenance of an addiction.  It falls under two classes, substance abuse or drug addiction and behavioral addiction such as gambling addiction.

Mental health is a psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral modification. Persons with depression or other mental health issues are especially exposed to alcohol and drug use. Similarly, many people who are addicted to drugs are also diagnosed with other mental disorders, including anxiety and depression. 

  • Physical addiction
  • Behavioral addiction
  • Gambling addiction
  • Psychological addiction
  • Signs and symptoms of addiction
  • Eating disorders or food addiction
  • Addictive personality

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