Behavioral Addictions: Criteria, Evidence, and Treatment by Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, Laura Curtiss Feder

By Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, Laura Curtiss Feder

Behavioral Addictions is the 1st and such a lot authoritative textual content ever written almost about behavioral addictions. This finished paintings explains the standards used to figure out dependancy, the proof for making a choice on different behaviors as addictions, and the evidence-based remedy for each.

DSM-V broke new floor in may well of 2013, designating a brand new illness known as "behavioral addiction." Clinicians instantly desired to understand: how is a behavioral habit various from an impulse regulate disease? What are the standards for choosing that a few behaviors are addictions instead of impulses? What, if whatever, does this suggest when it comes to potent treatment?

With contributions from preeminent specialists masking an exhaustive record of behavioral addictions, this e-book is exclusive in its insurance of behavioral addictions, their standards, and remedy. it's a beneficial and well timed source for any clinician treating addictions.

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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.

In chromosomal linkage studies of problem gambling, Potenza (2006) found evidence for a reward deficiency model of lower normal activation of the mesolimbic structures among pathological gamblers, noted by abnormalities in the D2A1 allele of the D2 dopamine receptor gene. Grant and Odlaug further address problematic gambling in Chapter 3 of this book, whereas Internet addiction disorder and its related controversies are overviewed in Chapter 5. In Chapter 9, the authors speculate about the neuroscience of sex addiction.

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