‘Eating Addiction’ More Accurate Than ‘Food Addiction,’ Researchers Say

‘Eating Addiction’ More Accurate Than ‘Food Addiction,’ Researchers Say

Food addiction is an informally defined term that addiction specialists, doctors and the general public sometimes use to characterize the repeated, dysfunctional intake of food. Some researchers believe that this type of behavioral addiction stems from the consumption of specific food types that produce highly agreeable sensations in the brain’s pleasure center. However, according to […]

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 […]

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 […]