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Addiction

Historically, addiction has been defined with regard solely to psychoactive substances (for example alcohol, tobacco and other drugs) which cross the blood-brain barrier once ingested, temporarily altering the chemical milieu of the brain.

Many people, both psychology professionals and laymen, now feel that there should be accommodation made to include psychological dependency on such things as gambling, food, sex, pornography, computers, video games, internet, work, exercise, idolising, watching TV or certain types of non-pornographic videos, spiritual obsession, cutting and shopping so these behaviors count as 'addictions' as well and cause guilt, shame, fear, hopelessness, failure, rejection, anxiety, or humiliation symptoms associated with, among other medical conditions, depression and epilepsy Read More

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Gamers play "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception" developed by Naughty Dog on Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) during the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 in Los Angeles June 7, 2011.
‘Uncharted 4’ News: 15-Minute Gameplay Plus Updates; Glitch Explained

By IBTimes AU

“Uncharted 4” has taken fans by storm, and it’s worth looking over what Naughty Dog has so far revealed at the PlayStation Experience. (Dec 08)

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American Star Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks's Son Chet Revealed His Cocaine Problems; Says He Is 50 Days Clean

By IBTimes AU

The star son detailed his struggles in a video message. (Nov 28)

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A nurse cares for Nourhanne Ahmed, a premature baby girl, inside an incubator
Woman Charged For Leaving Her Baby In Drain In Australia Needs 'Compassion,' Says Social Worker

By IBTimes AU

A mother, who was recently charged for leaving her baby in a drain in Australia, deserves "compassion, not vilification." (Nov 25)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS

A nurse cares for Nourhanne Ahmed, a premature baby girl, inside an incubator
Woman Charged For Leaving Her Baby in Drain in Australia Needs 'Compassion' Says Social Worker

By IBTimes AU

A mother who was recently charged for leaving her baby in a drain in Australia deserves "compassion, not vilification." (Nov 25)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS

Electronic cables are silhouetted next to the logo of Facebook
Facebook Addiction: Insight On Why Users Don’t Want To Log-Out

By IBTimes AU

The social media giant has 1.35 million active users to date and it’s fascinating to know how each user gets totally hooked with the site. (Nov 18)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, INVESTMENT

Kate Middleton & Margie Abbott
Kate Middleton Pregnancy Update: Duchess' Sexy Dresses Are Her Choices, No Stylist Hired—Report

By IBTimes AU

The Duchess of Cambridge is believed to be hands on when it comes to her "sexy style choices" for her maternity wardrobe. (Nov 17)

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge
Kate Middleton Pregnancy Update: Duchess Vents About Pregnancy, Baby Bump Visible Under Fitting Clothes

By IBTimes AU

The Duchess accentuates her growing baby bump with a formfitting frock during her visit to SportsAid Athlete Workshop in London. (Nov 13)

MORE TOPICS: KATE MIDDLETON, LONDON

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in London
Kate Middleton And Prince Wiliam Attend Remembrance Day: Pregnant Duchess Looks 'Sombre' As She Pays Tribute--Report

By IBTimes AU

Kate Middleton who is pregnant with her second child made another public appearance. (Nov 10)

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Late Actor And Comedian Robin Williams
Robin Williams Was Absolutely Sober At The Time Of His Death

By IBTimes AU

The reports state the same. (Nov 09)

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