How To Spend Time Alone Without Feeling Lonely

How To Spend Time Alone Without Feeling Lonely

By Linda Wasmer Andrews @lindawandrews Loneliness is a lousy feeling. People with an addiction may try to dull the feeling with alcohol, drugs or compulsive Internet use. Yet addictive behavior not only fails to solve the problem. It may actually worsen it by isolating people from others and causing them to feel more disconnected than […]

‘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 […]