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By Kenneth Paul Rosenberg MD, Laura Curtiss Feder PsyD

Behavioral Addictions is the 1st and so much authoritative textual content ever written with reference to behavioral addictions. This accomplished paintings explains the standards used to figure out dependancy, the facts for choosing diversified behaviors as addictions, and the evidence-based remedy for every.

DSM-V broke new flooring in could of 2013, designating a brand new sickness known as "behavioral addiction." Clinicians instantly desired to recognize: how is a behavioral dependancy diversified from an impulse keep watch over ailment? What are the factors for opting for that a few behaviors are addictions instead of impulses? What, if something, does this suggest by way of potent treatment?

With contributions from preeminent specialists overlaying an exhaustive checklist of behavioral addictions, this publication is exclusive in its insurance of behavioral addictions, their standards, and remedy. it's a necessary and well timed source for any clinician treating addictions.

  • Defines standards of an "addiction" designation
  • Differentiates addictions from impulse control
  • Discusses the facts for behaviors assembly this criteria
  • Identifies what's now, most likely might be, and isn't a behavioral habit according to evidence
  • Presents evidence-based remedy for every behavioral addiction

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A single dimension for impulsivity-compulsivity seems a reasonable heuristic given neurochemical and functional neuroanatomical differences between primary impulsive disorders on the one hand and Behavioral Addiction: The Nexus of Impulsivity and Compulsivity 21 primary compulsive disorders on the other hand. Specifically, primary impulsive disorders may be characterized by decreased serotonergic and frontal activity, whereas primary compulsive disorders may be characterized by increased serotonergic and frontal activity (Ebstein, Benjamin, & Belmaker, 2000).

195). The authors of Chapter 4 on problematic online gaming bring additional research findings into the discussion and delve further into the topic of how behavioral addictive processes are differentiated by tending to serve a compulsive drive to stem dissatisfaction from not engaging in the behavior versus enhance enthusiasm by engaging in the process. ” are interjected into the discourse. Yet excessive (or in some cases, embarrassing) behavior does not warrant the diagnosis of behavioral addiction, but rather the individual’s inability to curtail the activity despite the negative consequences is what stands as the hallmark of the addiction process.

The neurobiology of food addiction is addressed in Chapters 7 and 8. Our authors elaborate on the contributions of Gearhardt et al. (2010),Wang, Ding, et al. (2004), and others who have proposed that hyperpalatable, hedonic, and reinforcing foods may cause addiction in vulnerable individuals. Gearhardt et al. (2010) cite that animals given intermittent access to sugar exhibit behavioral and neurobiological indicators of withdrawal and tolerance, and rats consuming high sugar and fat diets demonstrate reward 8 Kenneth Paul Rosenberg and Laura Curtiss Feder dysfunction associated with drug addiction.

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