Sick Young Woman with Headache. Flu or AllergyMost people have experienced boredom at some point or another, and know that it is a natural part of life.

There are some, however, who have little tolerance for being bored, and are constantly chasing after the next high. 

How we handle boredom and frustration says a great deal about the likelihood we’ll abuse alcohol or drugs, engage in risky behaviors, or wind up being diagnosed with certain psychological disorders.

Learn more about boredom and its effects here.