The addictive personality is associated with compulsive gambling, drinking, drugs, smoking and other problematic lifestyles.
Researchers at the University of California found that “light on” activation of brain cells eliminated compulsive cocaine-seeking behavior.
There is no doubt that people prone to excess gambling, drinking or drug use can switch from one vice to another. Those who do this are said to have addictive personalities. And now, researchers are trying to determine a physical cause.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a major psychiatric problem where people have recurrent or persistent thoughts, impulses, or images they find distressing. It is estimated that 2 to 45% of the population can experience it.