Spending Addiction

Spending Addiction (or Shopping Addiction, Compulsive Shopping, Compulsive Spending) is a compulsive and mood-altering behavior that involves making unnecessary, emotion-driven and negatively impactful purchases. While not a distinct condition recognized medically in psychiatry, a Spending Addiction involves many of the symptoms, behaviors and dynamics found in disorders which are. Overspending and overshopping is now being considered for…

More Women Sending Sexting Messages; Reflects Deeper Marital Problems, Says Study

Who sends more sexual images of themselves or sexual conversations via their cell phones – men or women? It’s women, according to a recent study from University of Nebraska researchers, in conjunction with researchers from Washburn University. Study authors believe the numbers may demonstrate a growing trend of more people participating in an online affair…

Prescription Drug Misuse Is Common Gateway for Injection Drug Use among Adolescents

Initial abuse of prescription drugs such as Vicodin, oxycodone, and other opiates during adolescence has been found to be a common denominator among young injection drug users, according to a new study. Since prescription opioids are now the nation’s leading class of abused prescription drugs among adolescents and young adults, scientists have been concerned over…

Clutter Addiction

Clutter Addiction, or cluttering, is a compulsive behavior that involves living with an overwhelming and unmanageable environment that negatively affects one’s mental and emotional wellbeing. While not a distinct condition recognized medically in psychiatry, Clutter Addiction has become widely recognized and there are recovery self-help groups similar to Alcoholics Anonymous that specifically address cluttering. Cluttering…

The Rise of Manorexia

When you think of eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, you usually think of women who are obsessed with their weight and image. Today, anorexia is taking on a new face and is now common in men. Sometimes called “manorexia,” eating disorders are causing men across the globe to become absorbed in their image…