What is compulsive behavior?
The definition of compulsive behavior is where repeated actions and behaviors are performed even though they are experienced as problematic or troubling to the individual. Sometimes it may feel as though the actions have to be carried out to avoid a perceived problem.
Do you ever feel compelled to gamble or shop even though you know that it will only cause financial hardship? If so, you might suffer from an impulse control compulsive behavior disorder called “compulsive buying.” It’s a condition where you spend money in order to cope with stress or anxiety.
Habit or compulsive behavior?
Sometimes simple habits are referred to as obsessive or compulsive behaviors” such as nail biting or playing video games. Unless there is an anxiety, worry or unease while doing this, it is unlikely that is is really a compulsive problem and fortunately it also means it should be a lot easier to control and stop that habit. We have a great range of self hypnosis downloads and CDs for habits and obsessions click here to go the this section of the store now
Examples of Compulsive Behavior
Gambling for example can be a compulsive problem. If you cannot control it then you will need professional help for this. If on the other hand it is a problem that you feel you can have some control over then you may be able to get success with self help solutions.
Know the Difference Between Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling
There are two main types of gambling addiction: pathological gambling and problem gambling. Pathological gamblers lose control over their spending and often become addicted to gambling. They also tend to gamble more than others who aren’t addicted. On the other hand, problem gamblers have a gambling problem, but they don’t necessarily lose control over their spending.
If you feel like you have a problem with gambling addiction, there are several ways to seek help. First, ask yourself if you’ve been spending money you don’t have. If so, you may have a problem. Next, talk to your doctor about your concerns. Finally, consider seeking help from an organization like Gamblers Anonymous.