Psychology Questions

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  • 1Is an addiction a disease?

    According to an addiction rehab center website, an addiction a disease. I wanted to know that is it a dangerous disease and is there any symptoms of this disease? 

  • 2Is Celiac disease a digestive disease?

    Also, what are some other common digestive diseases ? thanks in advance ~

  • 3What is the best way to help someone get over an addiction?

    I have a friend, well we're a little more than friends, but either way. He's been taking large amounts of mdma 4-6 nights a week for the past 4 months or so. Possibly longer. He's expressed that he wants to be able to stop and not be dependent on it. But I'm the only one in his life who really seems to be helping. Everyone else uses just as much as him. He has a history of depression, and so it's even harder for him to stop, because he feels like he can only be happy when he's rolling. But he needs to stop, or at least slow down. I'm doing my best to be there for him, but what else can I do? I just feel so helpless when we're laying there at night, with me holding him, while his body shakes uncontrollably, and he's so sad, and he gets terrible headaches....I just want to know if there is anything I can do to make this easier on him. Thank you.

  • 4How do I conquer my addiction?

    Just like an alcoholic I am completely addicted to food. Fast food, dounuts, chocolate, cheetos, pasta you name it. I want it to stop so badly. I literally feel like I'm starving even when I am not hungry, it's like a mental feeling of starving I can't explain. Please help me if you can. I don't know what else to do. Every morning I wake up and say, 'today is a new day and I will not overeat and I will not eat fast food.' but as soon as I pass a fast food joint or have a feeling to eat, that whole thought process goes right out the window. I tell myself that I need to just get through one day at a time, but I feel like I'm getting worse. My overeater annonymous self TAKES OVER. Please help!

  • 5Depression and Sex Addiction?

    In what ways are sex addiction and depression related and can they both be cured completely if someone had them at the same time at one point in their life? Now he is on medication and everything seems to be doing well but he is 19 years old and has had 13 sex partners so obviously it is an issue...but he claims to not having any since he started his medication a few months ago...He started the medication because of depression and says the depression is genetic...what are the chances of the medication curing him? Will he relapse? or is there no way of telling? Ok judging by the answers I'm receiving I feel the need to elaborate on the situation...I am a 17 year old girl and just started dating an 18 year old guy that I met when touring the college I will be attending in the fall...He seems perfect...lovely family, very very cute, very thoughtful and caring, and we get along great...I invited him to come stay at my house for the weekend and when he was over my mom found Prozac on the guest bedroom counter while she was doing laundry...Later that night he was taking the medication right in front of me so i asked him what it was and he told me he would tell me eventually but not right i let it go. After he left I felt it was necessary to ask how many girls he had slept with...(not an uncommon question i would assume) and he was very hesitant to tell me...he kept asking me if I was sure I wanted to know...and after a little while of being persistent he told me he had sex with 13 keep in mind he is only 18 So my reaction at first was just pure shock...It took me a little while to absorb it as he told me how horrible he felt about it and that its been such a long time since the last girl he slept with and how he did it to fill some kind of a after him telling me about this i thought i would ask him again about the medication. He then told me about the prozac and how he took it to treat I am assuming that the two go hand in hand...He told me not to worry about it because it is something that affects him and not me but in any relationship something that affects one partner is bound to affect the other partner sooner or later. It is very hard for me because he is not socially inept what so ever. My family really likes him and he really likes my famliy...I also made sure to ask him if he has been tested for STDs HIV etc...and he said yes and that he is clean. I also told him due to finding out this information It would understandably take me a very long time To have sex with him because I want to be sure I am not just another girl...He told me he knows he made mistakes in his life and he is moving on from them and he told me im not just another THE girl. He also said he likes me so much that if we never had sex he would be ok with it...but I'm having a hard time believing that...and I am not sure how much the Medication is affecting his sex drive and what scary things can he be capable of off the meds...I like him alot but these are things I have to think about...obviously...what do you think? Oh and PS...He does go to church...he is actually very religious. He went to a catholic all boy high school and goes to a catholic private college as well...

  • 6Addiction Counseling?

    I am finishing my degree in psychology and philosophy , and I have the intention to continue with graduate school for counseling. I am very interested in the substance abuse / addiction counseling and am wonding what kind of programs that we analyze. Is it important to get a master's degree first and then go to a Ph.D / PsyD , or skip the master's program . I'm interested in hearing any ideas about programs or opportunities once they have completed graduate school . It would also be better to stay wider and enter a counseling psychology program , and then have the option to specialize in addictions ? I'd appreciate any thoughts or ideas. thanks

  • 7Addiction therapist......?

    I'm about to start my second year in college and I know I will get a master's degree in psychology , because my dream is to become an addiction therapist , but there are things you should be doing now to help me reach my goal , as a volunteer in certain places ?

  • 8How to fight an addiction?

    tips to fight an addiction, i try and am getting so much better but everyday is a dam fight to the last minute, i can't stop but i fight every single day i fight, i need an education about addictions, how to stop what i can do to help, dont say check into places or see peoples im talking bout myself

  • 9Aspartame addiction?

    i've heard that aspartame and splenda are really bad for you but i just can't stop drinking products sweetened by them. it's like, if i could have the 0 calorie drink or the 200 one which one do you think i'm going to choose? i drink diet coke every day. it's just so convenient when i want something sweet and low calorie. and yes, I KNOW: drink water. i DO drink water, it's just that sometimes i want somehting that actually tastes like something, you know. is this a problem?

  • 10Vicodin Addiction?

    I'm addicted to vicodin. I can't believe that I've become this kind of person. I'm a very successful full time student. I also work 40 hours a week, but I am noticing that my life feels empty when I'm not high on vicodin. I just don't know where to turn. I'm so ashamed. No one in my family knows that I'm addicted. I've been able to hide this terrible addiction for over two years, so I guess I'm a very good actor. My girlfriend doesn't know either. I feel like I'm betraying all who love me, but I don't know how to stop. My addiction isn't as bad as a lot of vicodin addicts out there. I take 8 pills of 5/500 strength a day whereas most addicts take about 30-40 a day. I have not upped my dosage in two years. How can I become the person I once was? How can I stop? I don't want to have a broken body and a life full of regret. Any advice?

  • 11Can I force my son to get help for an addiction?

    My son is addicted to percoset, he suffers from depression and says the percs make him feel better. he knows he should stop and thinks he can stop on his own by weaning himself. I think he is in denial and I fear will lose his life to this if he continues. Can I force him into a rehab? PLEASE advise..:( i'm so afraid for him.

  • 12Pill Addiction..........?