Problem

Work addiction

Other Names:
Workaholism
Workaholics
Nature:
When work becomes an obsession, compulsive behaviours develop that can be harmful and even death-producing. As in hoarding money, gambling, sex or any other process addiction, the act itself (working) loses its intrinsic meaning. Although the line between simple overwork and an unhealthy addiction to work is tenuous, it is fairly easy to tell when one has crossed it. The workaholic uses work to avoid dealing with inner and interpersonal life.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
12.02.2000 – 00:00 CET