“Behavioral actions have to do with a person loses control over an activity and the ability to decide between making it or not.”
The main signs to identify addictive behavior are:
* Compelling need and a strong desire to perform a certain activity.
Inability to control themselves
* The adverse effects identified by one or noticed by people close, despite which the addict does not stop the activity.
* Denial. The addicted person does not realize the severity of the negative effects, denies that there is a problem and get angry, or become defensive if someone suggests that “it” is beyond their control.
Other Signs Include:
* Progressive focus of relationships, activities and interests around the origin of addiction.
* Progressive estrangement and abandonment of outside interests and addictive behavior relationships.
Irritability and discomfort address impediments to act on the addictive pattern.
* Changes in behavior.
* Random Aggression and mood changes not explained by other causes that addictive behavior itself.
* Inability or great difficulty while acting as the addictive pattern.
Some Types of Behavioral Addictions are:
- Compulsive spending
- Sex Addiction
- Cyberaddiction (computer addiction)
- Addiction someone (pathological dependence on one person)