When...will...it...stop? Anything, and I mean anything, can be done to an unhealthy extreme. From the article: "The WHO defines the disorder as a "persistent or recurrent" behavior pattern of "sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning." Hmm, what else can do that? Let's see, drugs and alcohol are obvious. So is eating. But what about Facebook, watching TV, reading, exercising, showering, cleaning the house, shopping, working, gambling, etc. The list could go on forever. But these aren't mental disorders. Addictions? Sure. The difference is this. A close friend of mine suffers from OCD and anxiety. Take him and put him on a deserted island and that disorder will never go away. Take someone addicted to drugs/alcohol/video games/etc. and put them on that same island and after some withdrawals, they will be A-Okay.
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