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 complete paintings explains the factors used to figure out habit, the proof for deciding on diverse behaviors as addictions, and the evidence-based therapy for each.
DSM-V broke new floor in could of 2013, designating a brand new illness known as "behavioral addiction." Clinicians instantly desired to understand: how is a behavioral habit assorted from an impulse keep watch over disease? What are the factors for opting for that a few behaviors are addictions instead of impulses? What, if something, does this suggest by way of potent treatment?
With contributions from preeminent specialists masking an exhaustive record of behavioral addictions, this ebook is exclusive in its assurance of behavioral addictions, their standards, and remedy. it's a necessary and well timed source for any clinician treating addictions.
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S. has been quicker to accept the idea of behavioral addiction, and incorporated the extensive 12-step recovery movement (further addressed in Chapter 14) into its fabric, but in America—and elsewhere—a lack of willpower or other character failing has often been pointed to as a culprit of behavioral addiction, further fueling the stigma and shame often associated with it (Coleman, 1992; Denizet-Lewis, 2009), rather than promoting a more nuanced understanding of the biopsychosocial forces at work in addictive behavior.
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Behavioral Addictions: Criteria, Evidence, and Treatment by Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, Laura Curtiss Feder