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Rhinotillexomania is an addiction to what?Correct
Rhinotillexomania is the compulsive desire to pick your nose. If you then go on to eat what you find in there, it’s known as automucophagy.Incorrect
A person who is addicted to love might do which of the following?Correct
Love addiction shows itself in more ways than one. Some love addicts become attached to one person. Others are addicted to the emotional high associated with a new relationship. They try to experience it again and again by going from one relationship to the next very quickly.Incorrect
Some people can become addicted to foods they’re allergic to. Why?Correct
When you have an allergic reaction to something, your body releases chemicals, including endorphins. People can become addicted to this chemical high and start to crave the things they’re allergic to.Incorrect
Why do addicts keep doing things they know are bad for them?Correct
One of the major indicators of addiction is the lack of control over your actions. An addiction causes a person to want to continue a behaviour despite the consequences.Incorrect
Addiction to working, workaholism, will go away if a person switches to a less-demanding job.Correct
Workaholism is a compulsive disorder, meaning it’s part of the way a person’s brain functions and isn’t related to a person’s job. Workaholics will be addicted to working no matter what job they have.Incorrect
People who suffer from geophagy have a compulsive desire to eat what?Correct
Geophagy refers to eating dirt and is one form of a disorder called pica. Scientists think that it’s the body’s subconscious way of getting essential minerals a person might be lacking. It’s especially common in pregnant women. Eating wood (xylophagy) and glass (hyalophagy) are also forms of pica.Incorrect
About how many hours per week does the average internet addict spend online?Correct
It may not seem like much, but an Internet addict spends on average 38 hours per week online. That’s almost 5.5 hours per day. When you consider most people spend 16 hours each day working and sleeping, this leaves fewer than three hours for everything else.Incorrect
Addiction and addictive behaviour can be genetic.Correct
Studies show that genetics play a big role in addiction.Incorrect
Which of the following is NOT a withdrawal symptom of caffeine addiction?Correct
More than half of coffee drinkers say they experience withdrawal symptoms when they try to cut back. These symptoms include headaches, chest pains, fatigue, nausea and restlessness. Dehydration, on the other hand, is sometimes caused by caffeine consumption, not withdrawal.Incorrect
People who claim to be addicted to cosmetic surgery are often thought to be suffering from this condition.Correct
People who suffer from body dysmorphic disorder are obsessed with their looks, especially what they see as flaws in their appearance. One of the symptoms of this disorder is being obsessed with modifying the appearance through cosmetic surgery.Incorrect
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