SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION

Most people understand and know how social media can be off benefit to its users. However, there is a lot of misunderstanding regarding its dangerous effects and elements. In this article, we will look into it in more depth to understand how social media sites like What’s App, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and so on impact people’s lives, and why people use it in the first place. You can find and spread information, market or find products and services, build social or business networks easier, communicate with people from all over the world, and stay in touch with friends and loved ones.


Disadvantage of Social Media
PEER PRESSURE
Peer influence is not necessarily a bad thing. We are all influenced by our peers, both negatively and positively, at any age. For teens, we get easily influenced through social media and it influences us to make hasty and untimely  decisions. when things get bad under the influence of someone on social media you should know you have been influenced in a negative way.
LONELINESS
It is similar to what people feel when they become emotionally attached to a character from a movie or a TV show. On social media the “bond” is even stronger because it’s a real person. Well, as real as a social media personality can changed some are more fake and manipulative than others. A lot of people use social media just to manage their chronic loneliness. For example, many watch Instagram, Youtube, TikTok videos or follow someone on social media just to feel connection Instagram personalities, and social media personalities in general, become their virtual “buddies.” However, since it’s not a real bond, the feelings are fake instead of been real
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How to Reduce or Ease from Social Media Addiction
      1. Get are new hobby, there’s going to be a lot of free time now but you have cut the usage of social media. so you need to get a new hobby to cover up or fill in the spare free time you have now.
      2. Spend more time with love ones instead of keeping up to date with your friends and family member lives through a screen, spend time with them in the real world and reconnect with them. make new memories and keep them personal to you, you don’t need to show everything you do in life on social media.

SPIRITUAL OBSESSION

Tying up your soul with a negative spirit.

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When we talk about being obsessed, it is the act of filling the mind continually with something and can lead to trouble extent. Spiritual obsession is the act of getting tangled with spirit-based materials. Spiritualism can also be related to religion. An individual being spiritually obsessed with an evil or negative spirit could destroy the personality of the person.

CAUSES OF SPIRITUAL OBSESSION

•Lust for spiritual pleasures, that is, masturbation. The individual becomes attached to it, hence the individual partakes in and bonds with the lust of the spirit.

•An evil plot against someone, could invite spirits to partake in your plot. Evil spirits breeds negativity, therefore assists the person to execute his or her plan. The individual becomes a medium for the spirit and creates a bond.

•The watching of horror movies, could make an individual obsessed with spirits. The individual gets appealed to have control and also get obsessed at the end.

EFFECTS OF SPIRITUAL OBSESSION

•It sometimes leads to death when the spirits totally takes control over the individual. The person begins to do very horrible and dangerous things.

• It shifts you from the light and always find your self in darkness. The individual becomes a failure. Evil spirits never makes anything prosper.

• Some people run mad when they get too attached and their brains can’t handle it no more.

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HOW TO OVERCOME SPIRITUAL OBSESSION

•Having a positive mindset, always have a clear conscience. It makes such evil spirits unable to have access to you.

•Going for spiritual counselling from experienced people incase one is battling with such a situation.

•Avoid watching or involving oneself in demon possessed movies. Such movies also leaves negativity in the minds of the people who watch it.

•Constantly having an intimate relationship with God. It gives you some form of protection and a shield against evil spirits that tries to possess you.

•Read the word of God at all times, and let it guide you.

•Always remember who you are and how valuable you are. Never allow space for negativity to ruin your worth. You’re blessed.

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THE RARE PYROMANIA

Very few people have actually heard about pyromania- a type of behavioral addiction. This is mainly because it is rare. Have you heard about it?        

Pyromania is characterized by intentional and repeated setting of fire. Setting fire releases inner tension or anxiety and gives the person a rush of pleasure or relief.

SIGNS OF PYROMANIA  

  • Unnecessary amount of matches or lighters
  • Burnt holes in fabrics and rugs
  • Excessive burnt pieces of papers or other materials in garbage cans, near sinks or stoves
  • Fascination with fire, which may include interest, curiosity and attraction to fire and fire setting. The individual must derive pleasure from setting the firebox seeing the fire

CAUSES OF PYROMANIA

Research suggests that there might be a genetic link and estimate that only a very small portion of the population get affected. Because it is a rare condition, studies on it are very few and limited but it is often associated with psychiatric conditions such as mood disorders or substance abuse disorder.

TREATMENT OF PYROMANIA

Pyromania can be very risky due to the fire setting and lead to death, damage to property and injury hence it is important to seek treatment immediately upon diagnosis. Cognitive behavior therapy and other therapies can be used to treat pyromania. The affected person can learn to pay attention to feelings of tension that build up, figure out what causes the urge, understand the effects and find new ways to release feelings.

BY: Okyere Agyakwah Abena

Reference:

https://www.rehabguide.co.uk/cognitive-behavioral-therapy/

https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/pyromaniac-antiscoial-personality-bh/

Healthline.com

verywellmind.com

GAMBLING ADDICTION

Gambling is the wagering of money or something of value( referred to as “the Stakes”) on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the primary intent of winning money or material goods. Gambling thus requires three elements to be present: consideration, risk and prize.

THE TWO MAIN TYPES OF GAMBLING INCLUDES:

1. Chance-based: such as playing the lottery, roulette, bingo or gaming machines. The results are random.

2. Skill-based: such as betting on races and playing poker or blackjack. Your ability or skill can influence whether you win or lose.

A few examples include;

. Lotteries ( lotto 6/49, super 7)

. Instant lotteries ( 7 chanceux, other scratch cards)

. Bingo

. Betting on billiard or pool

. Card games

. Private sports betting/ sports lotteries

. Casino games ( slot machines, roulette, keno)

. Video lottery terminals

WHY DO PEOPLE GAMBLE

For example, slot machine players may gamble to win money, for enjoyment and excitement, to socialize and escape negative feeling. As people progress from social to regular and finally to excessive gambling, there are often significant changes in their reasons for gambling.

WHY DO PEOPLE GET ADDICTED TO GAMBLING?

Addiction occurs because gambling is anew norm. Thus, the individual gets stuck in limbo: they have to keep gambling to stay out of withdrawal and depression, but because of tolerance they do not experience any dopamine- generated euphoria anymore. Excessive gambling is now necessary to stay in their “new-normal”. GAMBLING addiction also known as Pathological GAMBLING, compulsive gambling or gambling disorder is an impulse-control disorder. If you are a compulsive gambler, you cannot control the impulse to gamble, even when it has negative consequences for you or your loved ones.

IS GAMBLING A MENTAL ILLNESS?

Yes, it is. People who gamble compulsively often have substance abuse problems, personality disorders, depression and anxiety. Compulsive gambling may also be associated with bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder or attention deficit.

You might be surprised to learn that compulsive gamblers can suffer from withdrawal. To understand gambling withdrawal, you need to understand the role of brain chemistry and dopamine in gambling addiction. This has been explained further in the link provided https://www.algamus.org/blog/role-of-dopamine-in-gambling-withdrawal.

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Hey there!! Welcome to another exciting edition of the addict doctors, we do hope  and believe our previous post was helpful and we pray and hope this will too.

          Today’s topic for discussion is MASTURBATION, this has been a pain is the as of a lot of you, where people are battling to find solutions to it. The aged, adults and the young ones are all victims, the sad things is that is it no respecter of age.

      WHAT IS MASTURBATION

One may ask what is masturbation?Masturbation is when an individual stimulates their genitals for sexual pleasure, which may not lead to orgasm. People masturbate for many reasons. These include pleasure , enjoyment, fun, and tension release.

         Some individuals masturbate alone whiles others masturbate with a partner.

      CAUSES OF MASTURBATION

***Some believe that it helps prevent sexually transmitted disease if they do not engage in sexual activities with the opposite sex.

***Late marriage as a result of not having a steady partner.

***Having sexual fantasies about real or imagined sex

***Reading and watching pornographic materials.

    WHEN IS MASTURBATION A PROBLEM ?

    It becomes a problem if it is negatively affecting a person or impacting other areas of their life. Eg if it starts to interfere with their ability to orgasm or have sexual relationships wit a partner, it may be worth addressing the habit .

     EFFECTS OF MASTURBATION

••• It result in feeling guilty and embarrassment.

••• It result in bruising the genital organ leading to serious infections if not managed properly.

••• It is medically associates with pre-matured ejaculation.

••• It becomes a habit which can’t be broken!.

  WAYS TO STOP MASTURBATION.

 ❤.Avoid pornography: eg pornographic movies, images, and websites, this can help solve this.

❤. Stay active: Find something doing all the time

❤.Seek professional help: seek advice from mental health professionals who specializes in human sexuality.

❤.Spend more time with others 

❤. Exercise: exercise is an effective way to both lower tension and positively focus energy.️

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KLEPTOMANIA .

Hey there !!!, addict doctors welcome you to another exciting edition.Today’s topic for discussion is KLEPTOMANIA (compulsive stealing). WHAT IS KLEPTOMANIA.

This type of stealing is about a psychological compulsion instead of a desire to profit or gain something material or financial, it is a recurrent failure to resist the urge to steal.
In most cases of kleptomania the person steals things that they don’t need. The items stolen are often of little to no value, and they could easily afford the item if they decide to pay.

CAUSES OF KLEPTOMANIA
✔ Some people steal as a means to survive due to Economic hardship.
✔ It can also be caused by Jealousy, low self esteem, or peer pressure.
✔️people with kleptomania feel strong urges to steal, with anxiety, tension, and arousal leading up to the theft and feeling pleasure and relief during the theft.

RISK FACTORS ( cause)
◼️A family history of kleptomania or addiction disorder.
◼️Being females, as two-third of the people diagnosed with kleptomania are women.

SYMPTOMS OF KLEPTOMANIA

⚫️Inability to resist powerful urges to steal items that you don’t need.
⚫️Feeling increased tension,anxiety or arousal leading up to the theft.
⚫️Feeling pleasure, relief or gratification while stealing.
⚫️Feeling terrible guilt, remorse, self-loathing, shame or fear of arrest after the theft.

EFFECTS OF KLEPTOMANIA.
✔️Loss of trust between members of society and objection by family member.
✔️Depression
✔️Guilt
✔️Job loss
✔️Financial penalties
✔️Trouble with police.

TREATMENT
Kleptomania is extremely difficult to treat alone, so getting medical help is a necessity for most who experience it. Treatment typically involves a combination of psychotherapy and medications which can help address triggers and causes.

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ARTICLE WRITTEN BY: Awaya Dela Deizy Jennifer

CANNABIS ADDICTION

CANNABIS
Some individuals are used to smoking, and cannabis is one of them. One may ask, what is cannabis? It’s a plant with stiff upright stem, divided serrated leaves and glandular hairs use to produce hemp fiber and drug.Cannabis refers to a group of three plants known as Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis.
When the flowers of these plants are harvested and dried, you are left with a drug.
It is also known as marijuana which is psychoactive drug from the cannabis plant used for medical or recreational purposes.
Furthermore, you can agree with me that in everything there are effects. Well cannabis has its effects, and they are:
● It has mental and physical effects.

● It causes a high or stoned feelings.

● There’s change in perception
In every situation there is a treatment. Cannabis has its solutions and ways to stop it. This involves:

-Cognitive- behavioral therapy: A form of psychotherapy that teaches people to identify and correct problematic behaviors in order to enhance self-control. Also it is a behavioral therapy to stop drug use and address other problems that co-occur with them.

-Book clubs- It is also another way that can help you stop smoking cannabis. They are the perfect way to keep reading ,talk especially about anything related to cannabis. These book clubs can help reduce risk of premature death after retirement .Book clubs encourages you to read more which relieves stress.

-AA Groups: An “AA” group which stands for Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have drinking problems. Membership is free ,and the requirement is to stop drinking, smoking and other activities. It provides a safe place to become comfortable around others.


Published by: Pearl Osei-Yeboah

                            References

https://www.healthline.com
https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports./menju
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What You Need To Know About Intermittent Explosive Disorder


Today you will learn more about Intermittent explosive disorder (IED). Intermittent explosive disorder is an impulse – control disorder characterized by sudden episodes of unwarranted anger which is typified by hostility, impulsivity, and recurrent aggressive outburst. If you are suffering from IED you feel as though you have lost control over your emotions and its overcome with anger. Road rage, domestic abuse, throwing or breaking objects, or other temper tantrums may be sign of intermittent explosive disorder.


Knowing the causes of intermittent explosive behavior disorder
Environment: The environment in which you grow up in, can have a large impact on whether or not you develop symptoms of IED. It is hypothesized that, people who grow up in homes which they are subjected to harsh punishments are more likely to develop.
Genetic: it has been hypothesized that the traits that this disorder is composed of are passed down from parents to children.
Differences in how the brain works: there may be differences in structure, function and chemistry of brain in people with intermittent explosive disorder compared to people who don’t have.


Risk factors are to be considered
•Your exposure to violence at an early age
•History of emotional trauma
•Exposure to explosive behavior at home (angry outburst from parents or siblings)
•Certain medical conditions
•History of physical abuse


The following are the various signs and symptoms that indicates you are suffering from IED.
Behavioral symptoms
•Damaging properties
•Road rage
•Physical and verbal aggression
•Angry outburst
Physical symptoms
•Headache
•Palpitations
•Tremors
•Feeling pressure in the head
•Muscle tension
Psychological behavior
•Feeling of rage
•Uncontrollable irritability
•Brief periods of emotional detachment

The effects of intermittent explosive disorder
Intermittent explosive disorder can lead to consequences for those with disorder, but this depends upon the specific symptoms and behavior you exhibit. The following are effects of IED on you.

•Domestic or child abuse
•Low self-esteem and social – loathing
•Self-harm
•Suicidal thoughts and behavior
•Legal problems


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Treatment for Intermittent Explosive Disorder
While there is no cure for IED, you can gain control over the symptoms with proper rehab. There is impatient treatment program designed specifically to meet the needs with suffering from intermittent explosive disorder. By entering into the program, you are removing yourself from the stressful influence of the outside world since you now focus solely on healing. You will learn how to gain control of your emotion so you can start living a happy, healthy and productive life.


Sources
Greenhousetreatment.com
The medical station
Right arm production
Mayo Clinic
Peacequater.com

VIDEO GAMES ADDICTION AND ITS RECOVERY .

We all know how video games are! And how the youth of the 21st Century can get easily addicted to video games. Most youth easily do not notice they are addicted to video games until matters do get worse. Statistics shows youth among the ages of 16-24 easily get addicted to video games.

Main causes of video games addiction on youth
⦁ Less interraction from guardians
⦁ Loneliness and lack of social life

Main signs of video games addiction on youth
⦁ You feeling uneasy and moody when not palying video games.
⦁ Playing video games for more than 6 hours

How to stop video games addiction on the youth
⦁ As a guardian you need to learn how to interact with your kids more often than entertainment.
⦁ Set rules or make timetable for your youth’s gaming time.

The link below shows you video of how to limit or stop video games addiction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-nfxx3Iscc

TOBACCO ADDICTION

TOBACCO is the common name of several plants in the nicotiana genus and Solanaceae family, and the general term for any product prepared from the cured leaves of the tobacco plant. More than 70 species of tobacco are known, but the chief commercial crop is N. Tabacum. The more potent variant N. Rustica is also used around the world.
EFFECTS OF TOBACCO SMOKE ON THE BODY
*irritation and inflammation of the stomach and intestines.
*premature wrinkling of the skin
*higher risk of blindness
Visit highttps://www.mydr.com.au/addictions/smoking-what-are-the-effects to know more risks involved in tobacco smoking.

DOES TOBACCO HAVE ANY POSITIVE EFFECTS?
Yes! They do. These are called Pharmacological effects. Consuming Nicotine is also linked to raised alertness, euphoria and a sensation being relaxed. Studies have shown that nicotine appears to improve memory and concentration. It is thought that this is due to an increase in acetylcholine and norepinephrine.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TOBACCO ADDICTION
Some people can smoke socially or occasionally, but others become addicted. An addiction may be present if the person;

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