(http://www.tiscali.co.uk/lifestyle/healthfitness/health_advice/netdoctor/archive/100003239.html) Possible side effects: “dry mouth, sedation, blurred vision (disturbance of accommodation, increased intra-ocular pressure), constipation, nausea, difficulty with micturition; cardiovascular side-effects (such as ECG changes, arrhythmias, postural hypotension, tachycardia, syncope, particularly with high doses); sweating, tremor, rashes and hypersensitivity reactions (including urticaria, photosensitivity), behavioural disturbances (particularly children), hypomania or mania, confusion or delirium (particularly elderly), headache, interference with sexual function, blood sugar changes; increased appetite and weight gain (occasionally weight loss); endocrine side-effects such as testicular enlargement, gynaecomastia, galactorrhoea; also convulsions (see also Cautions), movement disorders and dyskinesias, dysarthria, paraesthesia, taste disturbances, tinnitus, fever, agranulocytosis, leucopenia, eosinophilia, purpura, thrombocytopenia, hyponatraemia
Addiction is something which any person can posses, and can experience at some point in their lives. Some people are more prone to a addiction due to outside circumstances, and even though an addict can be damaging to themselves and others around them, addiction shouldn't be considered a
Tetrahydrocnnabinal(THC) was not found until the mid Some short term effects are; it causes a higher heart rate, reddened eyes, clumsiness, and blunt reflexes.
Prior to venturing into the depth of sexual addiction, defining addiction seems like a logical step. Working through various dictionary definitions and real world applications, a working definition of addiction; a repeated and continuos behavior demonstrated despite negative outcomes (Hyman 1994). Behaviors that can also be a result of one or more neurological impairments (Hyman, 1994). Symptoms of addiction include and/or limited or impaired control over substances (in the case of substance addiction) or behavior, preoccupation, worry,
not addicted to sex?”. For such arguments it is critical that we distinguish addictive behavior and
Most people confuse the definiton of addiction with an activity or hobby because of how constantly a activity is repeated. In other words people recognizes the activity not the right definition of the word, addiction. It shouldn't be recognized like this because it's a behavioral problem. “Addiction is a brain disease expressed in the form of compulsive behavior” (Addiction is a brain disease). There are certain behavioral addictions for example shopping, internet , binge eating , even love. These simple tasks causes people to
Sex addiction can be defined as an excessive and maladaptive sex drive, which requires the frequency and intensity of sexual behaviours to increase despite
Keywords: Sex, Addiction, Hypersexual Disorder, Substance, abuse. The Addiction Called Sex Defining Sex Addiction Sexual Addiction is a conceptual model that describes compulsive Over time, the addict usually has to increase the addictive behavior to achieve the constant same results. But unlike drugs, alcohol and gambling, those substances or activities have no necessary relationship to human survival. Anybody can go through life without ever sipping a drink or playing a slot machine, but sexual activity is different. Human sexuality is a natural impulse in our biological system and even a necessary habit for human survival. According to the internet article “What is Sexual Addiction” by Michael Herkov, Ph.D. He states that “Although some people are celibate some not by choice, while others choose celibacy for cultural or religious reasons healthy humans have a strong desire for sex. In fact, lack of interest or low interest in sex can indicate a medical problem or psychiatric illness.”(Herkov,
One advertisement suggests that women should “reach for a cigarette instead of a sweet” (Audrain-McGovern, J, and NL Benowitz). A study conducted by Fulkerson JA, found that “Adolescents, especially girls, report starting to smoke and continuing with the habit for purposes of weight control and weight loss”. Smoking is often thought as a way to control appetite and weight. Researchers Wee CC, Rigotti NA, Davis RB, Phillips RS from Harvard University found that “Young adults who are trying to lose weight are 40% more likely to start smoking cigarettes”. Although smoking may cause weight loss, after quitting “...smoking, typically gain seven to nineteen pounds” (81). Tobacco companies market their product as a tool to weight lose, when in actuality smoking can cause weight
Physical and mental effects noted may include euphoria, extreme drowsiness, malaise, mood swings, and flu-like symptoms.
Sexual Addiction Obstacles and Implications Sexual addiction is a disorder not yet fully recognized by many institutions, including the DSM, as a legitimate and separate entity of addiction apart from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. However, there is growing data and push for the acceptance of the sex addiction diagnosis as the assumptions about such persons slough off and the pain in their lives becomes evident. Often, those who admit to sexual addiction are thought to simply be removing responsibility for cheating on their spouse or making generally undesirable sexual choices; many see “sex addicts” as simply undisciplined and immoral men. In reality, those struggling with sex addiction, as in all addiction, experience compulsions to experience
Addiction I am the solution to my problem “The truth is most families discover is that no one can cure another person’s addiction. Only addicts can do that for themselves.” The textbook definition of addiction is a persistent, compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance. Some researches speak of two types of
Opinions regarding sex addiction vary. Dr. Patrick Carnes, author of the book “Don’t Call it Love” and an expert on the topic, discusses ten different types of sex addiction which will be discussed below. However, others include a few additional ones that he doesn’t. Regardless of the actual activity, the common factor is that when it is part of the addiction it is devoid of any genuine intimacy or love.
Another major argument about this subject arises because it is in human nature to feel the need to reproduce and to have sex. This makes treating the problem baffling , because it goes against human nature to completely cut out all forms of sex. This is another reason why “sex addiction” is incorrect terminology, because sex isn’t hurtful to oneself, however it does become a problem when it starts to affect a person’s life in detrimental ways. It only becomes a problem when it is out of control. It is normal for some people to have a higher sex drive then others, and it is healthy to want to have multiple partners. The problem comes into play when it is needed for emotional purposes, to need validation and affection. Only then is it considered unhealthy, because people should have secure relationships, and coping mechanisms that can help them get the feelings they need. Just like many other compulsive behaviors, sexual compulsive behaviors can be treated, just not
Before one can begin to understand the complexities of sexual addiction it must be adequately defined. The National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity has defined sexual addiction as “engaging in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior acted out despite increasing negative consequences to self and others.” (Herkov) It is important to note that this means that sexual addiction isn’t just the desire to have sex more than normal but also that the addict engages in activities regardless of and consequences. The addict must also escalate their behaviors over a period of time in order to be considered an addict. This doesn’t mean escalating it to illegal actions but merely increasing the rate at which they engage in the