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Behavioral Addictions


Author: Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, MDLaura Curtiss Feder, PsyD

Publisher: Academic Press

Publish Date: 6th March 2014

ISBN-13: 9780124078581

Pages: 416

Language: English



DSM-V broke new ground in May of 2013, designating a new disorder called “behavioral addiction.” Clinicians immediately wanted to know: how is a behavioral addiction different from an impulse control disorder? What are the criteria for determining that some behaviors are addictions rather than impulses? What, if anything, does this mean in terms of effective treatment?Behavioral Addictions is the first and most authoritative text ever written on the subject of behavioral addictions. This comprehensive work explains the criteria used to determine addiction, the evidence for identifying assorted behaviors as addictions, and the evidence-based treatment for each.With contributions from preeminent experts covering an exhaustive list of behavioral addictions, this book is unique in its coverage of behavioral addictions, their criteria, and treatment. It is a valuable and timely resource for any clinician treating addictions.

Table of Contents

Dedication Foreword Preface Biography List of Contributors Chapter 1. An Introduction to Behavioral Addictions The History of Behavioral Addictions Defining and Determining Criteria for a Behavioral Addiction Theories and Evidence in Support of Behavioral Addictions Guiding Principles for the Treatment of Behavioral Addictions Societal and Legal Issues Chapter 2. Behavioral Addiction: The Nexus of Impulsivity and Compulsivity Introduction Impulsivity and Compulsivity: What’s it All About? How do Impulsivity and Compulsivity Relate? From Impulsivity to Compulsivity in Substance Use Disorder Behavioral Addiction: on the Border between Impulsivity and Compulsivity Kleptomania Behavior An ABC Model to Assess and Manage Compulsive-Impulsive Disorders Conclusions Chapter 3. Diagnosis and Treatment of Gambling Disorder Introduction Clinical Characteristics Clinical Assessment Screening/Diagnostic Instruments Treatment Options Psychotherapy Pharmacotherapy Conclusions Chapter 4. Problematic Online Gaming History and Typology of Online Games Defining Problematic Online Gaming Symptomatology and Consequences Assessment Epidemiology Etiology Prevention and Treatment Chapter 5. Internet Addiction Disorder: Overview and Controversies Introduction: Internet Addiction Disorder and its Treatment Diagnosis and Clinical Criteria Assessment of Internet Addiction Prevalence Rates Psychiatric Comorbidity Relationship of Internet Addiction with Drug and Alcohol Use The Phenomenology of Internet Addiction Personality and Psychosocial Factors Associated with IAD Cognitive Factors Associated with Problematic Internet Use Physical and Mental Health Hazards Treatment Conclusions Declaration of Interest Chapter 6. Social Networking Addiction: An Overview of Preliminary Findings Brief History of Social Networking Etiology and Theories of Social Networking Addiction Epidemiology: Empirical Studies of Social Networking Addiction Prevention and Treatment of Social Networking Addiction Conclusions Chapter 7. Food Addiction: Evidence, Evaluation, and Treatment Introduction Criteria and definition Epidemiology Evidence for food addiction Treatment Prevention: Public Health and Policy Implications Conclusion Chapter 8. New Directions in the Pharmacological Treatment of Food Addiction, Overeating, and Obesity Introduction The Drive to Overeat Food Addiction Reward Deficiency Syndrome Food Reward System Surgical Treatments of Obesity Pharmacotherapies for Treatment of Obesity and Food Addiction In the Pipeline FDA-Approved Medications that do not have FDA Indications for Weight Loss Treatment Approach Based on the Drug Abuse Model Conclusion Chapter 9. Sex Addiction: An Overview Historical Context Prevalence SA-Related Diagnoses in the ICD and DSM Screening Instruments for SA Cybersex Comorbidity in SA-Related Disorders Addiction Interaction Disorder The Possible Neuroscience of SA Treatment of Sex Addiction Summary Chapter 10. The Tyranny of Love: Love Addiction—An Anthropologist’s View Romantic Love as a Positive Addiction Romantic Rejection as a Negative Addiction Evolution of Romantic Addictions Infidelity Intensifies Rejection Addiction Divorce Intensifies Rejection Addiction Biopsychological Consequences of Rejection Personality and Love Addictions Implications for Treatment Conclusion Chapter 11. Picking Up the Pieces: Helping Partners and Family Members Survive the Impact of Sex Addiction Treating Partners of Sex Addicts: Clinical Implications Staggered Disclosure as a Trauma to the Partner Treatment for the Partner Impact of Sex Addiction on Children Chapter 12. Compulsive Buying Disorder Introduction Diagnostic Criteria of Compulsive Buying Disorder Epidemiology of Compulsive Buying Disorder Comorbidity Treatment Next Steps and Further Research Chapter 13. Exercise Addiction The History of Exercise Addiction Definition and Diagnosis Assessment Epidemiology Comorbidity Etiology Treatment Chapter 14. Meditation and Spirituality-Based Approaches for Addiction Introduction Lessons from Alcoholics Anonymous and 12-Step Facilitation Yoga and Addiction Mindfulness-Based Meditation Transcendental Meditation (TM) Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) How does Meditation/SKY Work? Conclusion Chapter 15. Behavioral Addiction in American Law: The Future and the Expert’s Role Introduction Behavioral Addiction in the Law of the United States – Legal Issues in Which Behavioral Addiction may be Considered Pitfalls for the Expert Witness Conclusions Index