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Compulsive Behavior

Do You Suffer From Obsessive Trump Disorder?

Jonathan Small | Posted 09.10.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Small

The symptoms start seconds after I awake in the morning. Like an addict reaching for his pain meds, I fumble for my iPhone and scroll through my feeds...

Do We Ever Really Leave the Nest?

Elizabeth A. Havey | Posted 05.20.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Elizabeth A. Havey

"Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others." -- Virginia Woolf Is that why so many people write memoirs--to hang on to the illu...

The 2 Best Ways to Know If a Man Is Using You for Sex (or You're Using Him)

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

There is a time in your life when you're especially likely to draw someone to you who will use you for sex. It is when you may also discover that your sexual behavior is sabotaging your relationships.

Delayed Gratification

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

Consistently choosing immediate reward over delayed gratification is a common problem for compulsive overeaters. Scientists call this intertemporal choice (IC), meaning choices that differ in the timing of their consequences.

How a Habit Becomes a Cable

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

Normal eating is goal-directed behavior; compulsive overeating is not. Compulsive overeating is a complex stimulus-response behavior.

The Secret I Wear On My Face -- And Eyelashes And Eyebrows

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 05.20.2013 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

The stories we tell ourselves about ourselves create our lives. I found that the story I'd gone around for years telling myself about myself ... it just isn't true.

Men And Compulsive Behavior: Where Does This Instinct Come From?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Lasting pleasure, it turns out, comes when you successfully battle your obsessions rather than submitting to them.

What Causes Our 'Driven,' Compulsive Behavior?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Survival strategies are based on a child's observation of what it takes to feel good about herself, to be important, to be worthwhile, or to be able to deal with life in spite of negative self-esteem beliefs.

Unplug or Die: Kill Gizmo Addiction Before It Kills You

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

You and I are not strangers to compulsion. Alcohol, drugs, gambling - we've all seen, known or been junkies at some point. But what about phones, email, Twitter, Facebook updates and text messaging?