Plastic Surgery Addiction
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Do you feel your nose is too big and plastic surgery can make it perfect? It is a growing trend which can be addictive. To know more about plastic surgery addiction, watch this video.
Transcript: We all have things we would change about ourselves if we could. Maybe we think our nose is too big. Or...
We all have things we would change about ourselves if we could. Maybe we think our nose is too big. Or we wish we didn't have so many wrinkles. Some people turn to cosmetic surgery to fix these perceived flaws, and SOME end up getting addicted to cosmetic surgery. With so much emphasis put on beauty, it can be hard not to let one's self-esteem get wrapped up in one's looks. And with plastic surgery becoming common, it's not unrealistic to think you can change whatever you don't like about your body. Reality TV shows, like "Extreme Makeover" and "The Swan," showed people that if you couldn't learn to love yourself, you could just get a new look. But once some people go under the knife, they can't seem to stop. Driven by a need to look perfect, or banish their bad feelings about themselves, some people develop an addiction to cosmetic surgery. This compulsive need for perfection usually comes from a negative body image or low self-esteem. When the first round of nips and tucks don't fix the insecurity a person with this condition feels on the inside, they might think the solution is more surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), two-thirds of patients have had more than one cosmetic procedure. Because plastic surgery is expensive, addictions usually run rampant among socialites, actors and actresses, and any wealthy person who is in the spotlight. People with emotional disorders or other addictions are FAR more likely to become addicted to plastic surgery than other people. Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or BDD, is a psychological condition that affects many people with bulimia, anorexia or plastic surgery addictions. People with BDD have an extreme preoccupation with their looks especially their perceived flaws. 75% of people with BDD seek out cosmetic procedures to change how they look. Hollywood has its fair share of stars who've had dozens of procedures. It's believed that Michael Jackson, who underwent countless plastic surgeries, suffered from body dysmorphic disorder. Another celebrity who is thought to suffer from BDD and cosmetic surgery addiction is reality TV star Heidi Montag. Though she insists she's not a plastic surgery addict, the 23-year-old has recently made tabloids for undergoing 10 procedures that make her barely recognizable. Among the things she's had done: a second breast augmentation to triple-Ds, chin reduction, eyebrow lift, had ears pinned back, as well as a second nose job. Though she plans on having more work done, she has maxed out her legal limit. Rock star Courtney Love dazzled the world with her glamorous new look, which included a nose job, breast implants and bigger lips. She has openly admitted to having several procedures, including various botched ones. If you believe you, or someone you know, has a compulsive need for plastic surgery, please talk to a medical professional right away.More »
Last Modified: 2014-01-21 | Tags »
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Exercise addiction can be defined as an obsession with fitness. Believe it or not, excessive exercise can be harmful. Watch this video to find out more.
Transcript: Exercise is a good thing, right? Well, most of the time but like the old adage says, you CAN get too...
Exercise is a good thing, right? Well, most of the time but like the old adage says, you CAN get too much of a good thing! According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, most adults should exercise about thirty minutes daily. For children, that number doubles, to about sixty minutes of physical activity each day. But for some people-most often females between ages 12 and 19 the recommended amount of exercise is never enough. Hypergymnasia is a condition characterized by a person's compulsive desire to exercise well beyond what is considered normal and healthy. A person with this condition typically has a skewed body image and tries to achieve an impossible goal by exercising in a rigorous manner. Often, hypergymnasia is coupled with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. Also called "obligatory exercise" and "anorexia athletica," this condition causes sufferers to lose all enjoyment of exercise. Instead, physical activity becomes an obligation that is not to be shirked, even in the face of sickness or injury. If a person with hypergymnasia misses even ONE workout, she is bombarded with feelings of guilt and anxiety. Often, individuals with the condition will abandon social, work, and school commitments in order to exercise. Physical activity becomes SO important, in fact, that sufferers define self-worth and success in terms of performance. It's not uncommon for compulsive exercisers to also struggle with very poor body image. In addition, excessive exercise can damage muscles, bones, and joints, and when these minor injuries aren't permitted time to heal, long-term damage can result. Even more disturbing, too much activity places stress on the heart, particularly when an eating disorder is ALSO present. In extreme cases, this can lead to cardiac arrest. Females are PARTICULARLY at risk for physical problems, as anorexia athletica can disrupt the hormone levels in their bodies. This can lead to premature bone loss as well as the cessation of their menstrual periods. While this is upsetting, people with hypergymnasia CAN and DO improve with treatment. Psychotherapy can help patients establish a healthier relationship with both exercise AND eating. In fact, an estimated 80-percent of those treated for anorexia athletica experience vast improvements or complete recoveries. If you, or someone you love, show signs of hypergymnasia, don't stay silent! Make an appointment with a mental health professional immediately!More »
Last Modified: 2013-10-01 | Tags »
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Did you know that 90 percent of American kids play video games and about 15 percent may have video game addiction? Learn more about this addiction here in this video.
Transcript: More and more, kids (and even adults) are spending excessively long hours holed up in their bedroom or...
More and more, kids (and even adults) are spending excessively long hours holed up in their bedroom or den playing video games. They forego dinner, forget about their friends, don't answer the phone, and lose sleep at night because they can't stop gaming. Video games, for some, can be just as addicting as gambling or even sex. Though not an "addiction" in the true sense of the word, video game addiction is considered a clinical impulse control disorder meaning, those who suffer from it have no control over their urges. According to the American Medical Association, up to 90 percent of American kids play video games and as many as 15 percent of them may be addicted. People who are addicted to video games have the uncontrollable urge to spend more and more time playing in order to get the same kind of rush that they used to. Eventually, it can become a compulsive act that the person no longer derives the same pleasure from, but it's so ingrained, they can't stop. They may even experience withdrawal symptoms, such as anger, violence, or depression. People who are addicted to gaming often fall into it as an escape from "real" life, or use it to cope with emotional disorders. People with gaming addictions can escape into a virtual world and forget about the real one. Kids who are unpopular at school can use role-playing games to be anything they want. It's a fantasy world, where they can be popular or in charge. It grants them control when they may otherwise feel powerless. Eventually their fantasy world may become more important to them than their real life. People with gaming addictions can spend more than five hours a day playing video games. When you spend that much time on the computer or using video games, there isn't much time for other things, like relationships, friendships, school or homework, extracurricular activities or work. It takes over your whole life. Spending an excessive amount of time playing video games doesn't necessarily mean you're an addict. Here are some warning signs to gauge whether you, or someone you know, might be an addict: thinking about gaming when you're supposed to be focusing on other things, like one's job, doing homework, or spending time with family. Spending more time playing games than doing anything else. Withdrawing from friends, family, or one's spouse to the point of disrupting family, social, or work life. Lying to friends or family about how you've been spending your time, and downplaying how much time you do spend gaming. Losing sleep or getting up in the middle of the night to play video games, or being unable to sleep because you can't stop thinking about gaming. Experiencing feelings of anger, depression, moodiness, anxiety, or restlessness when not gaming. If you think there might be a problem, there probably is. Talk to a mental health professional to find help in your area.More »
Last Modified: 2013-10-01 | Tags »
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