Results for "Addiction"


    • Joan Spadafina Phelps

      Healthy Habit #10: Adress Addictive Behaviors - Are You Addicted to Social Media?

      As adults growing up without smartphones and social media, it would be impossible to predict what a huge impact social connectivity would have in our lives. If you feel you are becoming addicted to social media, you are not alone. Did you know there is a noun, Nomophobia, that is a proposed phobi...

      Tags: Addiction, Excessive Behaviors, Technologies, Social Media, Smart Phones

      • Joan Spadafina Phelps

        Addictive Behavior - How Do You Know You Have It and What To Do About It? - Part One

        We tend, to use the term “addiction”, these days, for any repeated action or powerful desire we consciously act on, such as being addicted to a T.V. show, a particular sport we like to play or shopping for shoes.   In her Women's Day article, Gail Saltz, M.D., Psychia...

        Tags: Addiction, Compulsion, Mental Health, Emotional Wellness

        • Joan Spadafina Phelps

          Recognizing a Hoarding Disorder

          What exactly is hoarding?  Psychology Today offers this definition of a Hoarding Disorder: Hoarding is a disorder characterized by an ongoing resistance to discarding unnecessary items like junk mail, old newspapers, and materials that most people would consider to be garbage. People with...

          Tags: Addiction, Emotional Disorders, Hoarding Disorder