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My Strange Addiction

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My Strange AddictionMy Strange Addiction is a TLC documentary television series about people with unusual compulsive behaviors. These range from eating specific non-food items and ritualistic daily activities to bizarre personal fixations or beliefs.

Despite the title of the show, few of the show's subjects have what would medically be classified as true addiction, neither conventional (substance-related) nor behavioral.

Rather, the cause of their behavior varies and may include a variety of psychiatric diagnosis. Examples of disorders on the show are:

Obsessive compulsive disorder, Pica (disorder), Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Alzheimer's disease, Exercise bulimia, Trichotillomania, Body dysmorphic disorder, Dermatillomania, etc.

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cyberfrank
cyberfrank
9 years ago

I really feel for those poor people, I m not sure what kind of medication did that to them... but, with all the mixed stuff we have in our food, toxic chemicals we re being submitted to, and drugs we re being suggested to take, it s no wonder some of us go looney!

Beck
Beck
10 years ago

I'm 32 years old and have had trich since I was 11 years old. I just retrieved old medical files and found that my mother has Munchausen by proxy and was psychologically and physically abusing me since I was 4 years old due to her jealousy. she was the cause of the trich on each of the episodes. Sorry strange addictions but I've found a cause for trichillomania. There is a god. If I hadn't retrieved these files I would not have known and would still be thinking that I'm sick and that I'd always have it and that's exactly what my mother has being telling my brothers, family and friends. There's finally nothing wrong with me but now I have to try and find a way to get on with a happy life. Obviously I could write 100 pages on this. :) My advice to people wondering why they are where they are - please retrieve your old medical files as a child, you never know what you might find. I have been seeing therapists for years and they never even suggested doing this - where has all my money gone?! BTW I only found this out a week ago. :(

Ailsa Reid
Ailsa Reid
11 years ago

I have tricholtillomania from high anxiety and depression since 12/13 years old. I don't even know I'm doing it sometimes, it's just normal now :) luckily I don't pull head hair anymore, just eyelashes and eyebrows. All sorts of ticks and OCD, nothing wrong with it unless it's harming you.

James Tod
James Tod
11 years ago

That glass cuts up your in side and you get infected . then cancer will start from not washing your hands . the doctors will put him to sleep .

MrMikeunderscore
MrMikeunderscore
12 years ago

I'm also in love with my pillow, but its still strictly platonic.

ProudinUS
ProudinUS
12 years ago

W..T..Fck!?.Ah na na na na na na...and,ah....NO! I got through the first episode and that was more then enough for me. The gal with the hair dryer fetish thing wasn't so bad.....BUT!.. the lady with the g*d d*m toilet paper diet..ah................................................................no. I mean how can someone gordge on the very thing that your a$$ is wiped with? ....no! It ain't right, because this lady was a pretty healthy lookin' grazer and could probably consume a whole f***ing trees worth of toilet paper a week! I mean the gal was tearing off strips of of a$$ wipe all day long like it was g*d d*m string cheese!.....at home....at work...in the d*m restaurant...and probably eatin'it like a tub of f***ing popcorn in the movie theatre. All I can say about this is .......................................................................no.

Mantid
Mantid
12 years ago

Humans can be incredibly strange.

cloverbow13
cloverbow13
12 years ago

ok..the lady who eats rocks has more wrong with her than just addictive behavior.

Nia
Nia
12 years ago

how come i cant watch this documentary!

Daniel
Daniel
12 years ago

I never thought about this, but my sister is totally addicted to biting her nails off. she does it, and I don't think much about it, but every time I see her nails, always gone- so I finally thought about it just now, probably been doing it for 20 years...
me- I was addicted to pokemon, yeah, totally lame- 2 years, 10 hrs./day and I ruined 2 college years/grades. I'm also a light hoarder, collecting a few things of a bunch of diff. things(many diff. collections, each one small). and I'm addicted to gaining skills and being better than other people. both those aspects are related to 'gain'.
my dad was addicted to cigarettes, stopped for who knows? I thought it was at least 8 years, but I know he sneaks some sometimes and now that I'm out and he's back on it (says my mom), I'm inclined to believe he never quit...35 years.
my mom is addicted to her work, such a workaholic, comes home and only thinks about her work. dinner for 1 hr. and immediately shower and sleep at 9-10PM, wake up at 6 for work. -__-

zaphodity
zaphodity
12 years ago

How can you tell Kesha's been to see her shrink ?

There's teeth marks on the toilet roll dispenser and all the bog rolls missing.

Lauren Way T
Lauren Way T
12 years ago

whats so wrong with sleeping with a blow dryer. fire hazard. ok. but other than that, its warm and cozy.

Rebecca Job
Rebecca Job
12 years ago

Im addicted to watching documentary's...

Maria Kulseng
Maria Kulseng
12 years ago

The guy with the dolls is absolutely disgusting and creepy. Get a grip! Move on, grow up.

Yusiley S
Yusiley S
12 years ago

Your stomach will not rapture because of toilet paper... Where do these so-called "experts" come from? The University of Quack? Next thing they'll tell us that biting fingernails causes AIDS. >_>

They should do an episode about weeaboos or wapanese. These people have a strange addiction with all things Japanese. O_O

Polina D.
Polina D.
12 years ago

recently read that the blowdrier is The most radioactive of all the household appliances.. its annoying in this film how passive the family members appear to be about their relative's addiction.. i wanna see them snap that toilet paper/blowdrier out of her hands!! get it out of her life!!....its a bit like - 'oh you should't do that' - 'yeh i know.. oh well ':

Tom Soldan
Tom Soldan
12 years ago

Id love if at the start when the girl was crying and wiping her eyes with the toilet paper, if after she ate it, that would be gold! haha

Xercès Des Stèles
Xercès Des Stèles
12 years ago

it's always interesting to see what kind of music documentaries choose to ''suit'' the content. clearly in this one the spectator must be spooked and must fear any1 who resemble the people featured in it.

also i can remember seeing the vantriloquist lady in some humor show on tv (i thought she sucked and that SHE was the puppet), so i think they also selected a large number of fame addicted/seeking people... like this guy who have sex with dolls

*spooky music*

Sieben Stern
Sieben Stern
12 years ago

collecting rocks isn't an addiction, it's geology! XD she missed her calling!
...as long as she's not eating them ^^;;;

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12 years ago

i find the blow dry woman absurdly attractive. not because of her addiction but for her facial expressions when she talks. i think..

Yavanna
Yavanna
12 years ago

Tomorrow on TDF! World's fattest animals!

Earthwinger
Earthwinger
12 years ago

Gah! I only read the description and already I feel like I need to bleach my brain.

The modern equivalent of Victorian freak shows.

I could go into a long tirade about how depressing it is to see the amount of this sort of puerile drivel that passes for mainstream television nowadays, but what's the point? One glance at the tv schedules in the UK would seem to suggest that there are more than enough viewers happy enough to lap up this type of lowest common denominator crud.

That people will actually sit and watch this stuff, must seem like an absolute gift to the tv stations, as it's so cheap to make....it's just a pity that it's cheap on so many other levels too.

Ghost_Buster
Ghost_Buster
12 years ago

wow i never thought about this kind of addictions, it kinda reminds me of the people i know who also happen to have disorders like eating fingernails, pinching, eating lipgloss etc. but some cases here are just far out! anyway good freakshow, hope that most of em will overcome their fears one day :)

jelena_disturbed
jelena_disturbed
12 years ago

Many people have strange tendencies,I think that some of these people really have problems,yet,others are bored....so they wanna make their lives interesting... But I think they made this,I will say 'show',primarily to amuse public... And yes,they made script for parts where family and friends talk to 'addicted' person about how is that wrong,weird and so on... It would be better if they made documentary,in real meaning of word,with different approach to all this ... 'addictions' ,behaviors.... We live in very degenerate world,where everything that people do and think nowadays is not normal.. There will be more and more weird and vicious things going on with people...

geamala
geamala
12 years ago

You can tell they had to give all these ret**ded rejects a make over before they put them on camera. What a bunch of ret*rds! they must have been rejected from The Jerry Springer show. Not worth watching.

Sieben Stern
Sieben Stern
12 years ago

The woman eating rocks made my teeth hurt just watching her! O_O; someone get that woman some chips!

President_Emil
President_Emil
12 years ago

"If your intestines rupture inside of your abdomen(where else should they rupture?), that could be fatal and could be fatal very quickly. You know as a medical professional...."

scary scary scary

Well miss psychiatrist, maybe you should go back to university.
Toilet paper is not going to make your intestines rupture unless you stuff down the complete roll.

Fear brings obedience, even if there is no reason for the fear.

Xercès Des Stèles
Xercès Des Stèles
12 years ago

i have an adiction to topdocumentaryfilms

Hillbilly
Hillbilly
12 years ago

I hope it is clean toilet paper! Although, if it was soiled, it MIGHT be a little more nourishing! YUCK, YUCK, YUCK!!!! GOOD GRIEF!! :-(

Bogdan Miclescu
Bogdan Miclescu
12 years ago

I know that i'm gonna go to hell for this .... : HAHAHA this is fun as hell .. especially that gal who s eating toilet paper ... Awesome doc

Atom Colideer
Atom Colideer
12 years ago

Maybe that lady thought by eating toilet paper she wouldn't have to wipe her own ass and perhaps it spiralled from there.

as_above
as_above
12 years ago

what about the psychological discontent of the people who disapprove of other peoples behaviour they should do a show on them .

JumpingAtheist
JumpingAtheist
12 years ago

This is too much. it Has to be fake. Eating your husbands ash is f*****g gross. And that psycho doll guy needs to be in a mental institute.....and also that b*tch that likes touching and being around Dead things...

Thomas Harnett
Thomas Harnett
12 years ago

i go on this site to learn and expand my mind, this wasn't worth the 10 minutes i watched

Katie
Katie
12 years ago

i can understand how the blowdryer lady feels, i could quite easily get addicted to that! but the woman who eats her husbands ashes!!! somebody should tell her that tattoo parlours now do tattoos where they can actually ink the skin using the ashes

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

doesn't sound like this doc is worth my minutes.
az

Renevonn
Renevonn
12 years ago

True or not, seeing this always makes me feel like a well adjusted and level-headed person even on my worst days ^_^

Norm
Norm
12 years ago

These are nothing but bizarre habits. Psychiatry would have us believe that everything was a disorder if they could get away with it AND make money off of it. The saddest part was the little girl who found she could get mommy's attention by pretending she has to have the hair dryer on. Very close to psychological child abuse.
Some people sleep better with white noise in the background. A fan works well also.

magarac
magarac
12 years ago

I would love to see the reaction of that guy with the doll if someone just cut that thing into tiny little pieces.

morsie2
morsie2
12 years ago

I think they're quite true addictions. Although the addictions are bizarre, they are possible to have. Strangely, they all seem to be female..

Quantumshell
Quantumshell
12 years ago

That's it... from now on I'm sleeping with my De Walt Chop Saw !!!

Barzee
Barzee
12 years ago

Dunno, cant help but feel all of it is a bunch of actors...

Baz
Baz
12 years ago

This is a typical Channel 4 (UK) car crash TV production.