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Are There Similar Brain Effects In Alcoholism And Internet Gaming Disorder?

Are There Similar Brain Effects In Alcoholism And Internet Gaming Disorder?

Alcoholism is an officially recognized form of substance addiction currently classified as part of a larger condition called alcohol use disorder. Internet gaming disorder is a proposed but not officially recognized form of non-substance-related behavioral addiction or addictive disorder. In a study scheduled for publication in 2014 in the journal Addictive Disorders, a team of […]

Internet Compulsion Comes And Goes, Researchers Find

Internet Compulsion Comes And Goes, Researchers Find

People affected by Internet addiction have a dysfunctional relationship with one or more aspects of Internet use, including such things as playing games, using social media or participating in general “surfing.” The American Psychiatric Association has yet to formulate a precise definition for such an addiction, but researchers and addiction specialists have developed screening tools […]

Conquering Gambling Addiction

Conquering Gambling Addiction

Compulsive gambling, or gambling addiction, is an example of a process addiction. This term refers to addiction to a behavior, activity or process. The better-known type of addiction, chemical addiction, refers to drugs and alcohol only. Gambling is one of the addictive behaviors that has been studied the most and this research has resulted in […]

The Dangers Of Internet Addiction

The Dangers Of Internet Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson While smoking and risky sex have decreased among teens, a recent story in the Los Angeles Times called texting the “addiction du jour” for this age group. In fact, texting while driving has become one of the riskiest activities anyone, not just teenagers, can take part in. Pew surveys have found that […]