Definitions in Brief
Behavioral Disorders are complex matters that cannot adequately be defined with just a few words. The definitions below, therefore, are intended only to familiarize the reader with the problems and should not be used for diagnostic purposes.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND/OR DEPENDENCE: A maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress. Possible increasing unmanageability of life's responsibilities.
EATING DISORDER: There are two major types of eating disorder, Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Symptoms may include, but not be limited to, the refusal to maintain body weight, intense fear of gaining weight, absence of menstrual cycles, binge eating, misuse of laxatives and/or enemas, purging, excessive exercising and so on.
GAMBLING DISORDER: Preoccupation with gambling, borrowing money, unsuccessful efforts to stop, lying to family and friends, illegal acts, etc.