Behavioral health and Addictive Disorders

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Behavioral health includes the sudy of emotions, behaviors and biology relating to a person’s mental well-being, their ability to function in every day life and their concept of self. Behavioral health disorders inclusde stress, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief, addiction, ADHD or learning disabilities, mood disorders, or other psychological concerns. It results from changes in the brain that can occur with repeated use of alcohol or drugs. The most severe expression of the disorder, addiction, is associated with changes in the function of brain circuits involved in pleasure, learning, stress, decision making, and self-control. Addictive disorders, like drug abuse and dependence, are common disorders that involve the overuse of alcohol and/or drugs. Addiction develops over time and is a chronic and relapsing illness. Different types of addictive diorders can be:

  • Gambling
  • Pyromania
  • Kleptomania
  • Intermittent explosive disorde
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