Adrenaline compulsion is a condition characterized by an irresistible urge to engage in activities that are potentially dangerous or life-threatening. People with adrenaline compulsion often seek out situations that will give them a “rush” of adrenaline, such as skydiving, BASE jumping, rock climbing, or rodeo riding.
While the exact cause of adrenaline compulsion is unknown, it is believed to be related to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Some research suggests that people with certain personality traits, such as novelty seeking and sensation seeking, may be more likely to develop adrenaline compulsion.
There is no cure for adrenaline compulsion, but there are treatments that can help people manage their condition. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one type of treatment that has been shown to be effective in helping people with adrenaline compulsion learn how to cope with their urges and make healthier choices.
If you or someone you know suffers from adrenaline compulsion, please seek professional help.
Ways You Can Manage Adrenaline Compulsion On Your Own
There are a few things you can do to manage your adrenaline compulsion on your own. Taking some time for yourself to relax and de-stress is important. Consider taking up yoga or meditation to help with this. Exercising regularly can also help to release some of the built up adrenaline in your system. Eating a healthy diet and getting enough sleep are also key in managing your condition. If you find that you are struggling to manage your condition on your own, please reach out to a mental health professional for assistance.