LATENT IMPULSIVE THINKING (SYNDROME), (LITS ), (aka Addiction):                                                                A primary, chronic, neurological disorder of triggered brain circuitry,                                                           coupled with impulsive behavior.  Includes progressive degrees of severity and a cycle of recurrence.  Characteristically manifests as an abnormal pursuit, due to a hidden internal or external trigger.  The dual purpose is to reach a state of biological and psychological reward, avoiding a polarized state of shame, fear and hurt.  A person in their Latent Impulsive Thinking Syndrome becomes mentally dependent on the Central Nervous System to necessitate the electrochemical triggered addictive thought, and then the impulsive reaction as the only means to obtain their desired pursuit.

ADDICT, ADDICTION;  From Latin, ADDICTUS, To devote.  Society tends to primarily identify the words addict and addiction when attached to drug usage.  Drug use, though a possible issue upon itself (see Chemical Dependency, Substance Use Disorder), is a symptom.  Addiction is a distorted process of thinking, starting with a false belief system.   Addictive thinking is when the mind is devoted by necessity to the goal of preserving the above mentioned bottom line false belief system by justification and setting forth a repetitious cycle of impulsive behaviors, such as drug use.  We call this distortion of thinking and auto-responsive action, Latent Impulsive Thinking (Syndrome). 

Depending on severity, which determines whether classifying as a Syndrome, a person with Latent Impulsive Thinking (Syndrome)  can show no regard to biological consequences, psychological ramifications or societal mores.  Harm is caused in most or all categories of AcquiredLiving Potential (ALP).*  Changes and inconsistencies in regard to job performance, school, finances, relationships, sleep and eating patterns, are a few obvious, observable signs of an issue.  Depending on the severity level of a person's impulsive syndrome, there can exist an actual full blocked denial of this reality.  Usually protected by a false justifiable trait of blaming others.  Persons with Latent Impulsive Thinking  (Syndrome)  will also characteristically lie, bargain, and promise, as predominant symptoms.  They can converse as if sincere, insightful, clear understanding of their issues with a complete ulterior intent of thought and motive.  Often, there is this expert, manipulative, continual pleas for sympathy, that if fail, can pose realistic fears of danger, which can be acted out by threats, rage, and violence with a sole intent to achieve impulsive goals.  Criminality when brought into the learned behavior, is too commonplace at all levels, for the desired, impulsively ingrained drive, such as procurement of illicit drugs.  Those drugs become an additional factor in the distortion of thinking.

Currently, it is not known if there is genetic susceptibility.  (No gene has yet to be found.)  We follow our precept that environmental factors are a primary cause of learned behavior, and is one of two major factors.  The Primary Environmental Influences*  being the external factor, and the second major factor being Internal Trigger Stimuli.*  Regardless of this relevancy, while in the syndrome, a person's singular pursuit of immediate reward and based polarity will progressively get more dangerous for all in its path.  Also while in this syndrome, there is no conscience, remorse, or ability to cease, unless the biochemistry of the afflicted person has been abruptly shocked (like the breaking and calming of dam water), or subsided by the passage of time and energy. Then, either a denial or a myriad of abnormal, conjoined issues such as dependency, depression, rage, etc. are likely to manifest.  The relief of these different symptoms being a cycle of the same triggered, impulsive pursuit. The results are progressive in frequency and severity of harm, predictable in recurrence, chronic in their cycle, and too often, deadly in the results.

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