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Behavioral Addictions. Criteria, Evidence, and Treatment by Kenneth Paul Rosenberg MD, Laura Curtiss Feder PsyD

By Kenneth Paul Rosenberg MD, Laura Curtiss Feder PsyD

"Behavioral Addictions is a well timed landmark fulfillment and a needs to learn for somebody drawn to addictive and compulsive habit and its therapy. Rosenberg and Feder have introduced us major habit specialists, who truly current the transforming into proof for together with behavioral addictions within the DSM-5 and the way top to regard them. whereas playing is the 1st to be incorporated within the DSM-5 bankruptcy on substance comparable problems, different behavioral addictions tend to stick to as proof grows. this is often an important new textbook in dependancy psychiatry in contemporary years." - Richard Frances MD, Founding President, American Academy of habit Psychiatry

DSM-V broke new flooring in could of 2013, designating a brand new disease known as "behavioral addiction." Clinicians instantly desired to be aware of: how is a behavioral habit various from an impulse keep watch over affliction? What are the standards for opting for that a few behaviors are addictions instead of impulses? What, if something, does this suggest when it comes to potent treatment?


Behavioral Addictions is the 1st and so much authoritative textual content ever written just about behavioral addictions. This accomplished paintings explains the standards used to figure out dependancy, the proof for deciding on diversified behaviors as addictions, and the evidence-based therapy for every.

With contributions from preeminent specialists masking an exhaustive checklist of behavioral addictions, this ebook is exclusive in its insurance of behavioral addictions, their standards, and therapy. it's a helpful and well timed source for any clinician treating addictions.

  • A advisor to knowing the hot DSM-V designation of behavioral addiction
  • Defines the factors for habit to be considered an habit designation
  • Discusses the facts for behaviors assembly dependancy criteria
  • Identifies what's now, most likely should be, and isn't a behavioral habit according to evidence
  • Discusses behaviors previously thought of impulse keep an eye on disorders
  • Presents evidence-based remedy for every behavioral addiction

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The small discrepancy between current and lifetime rates for the disorder suggest that the course is frequently chronic if left untreated (Grant, 2006). 8%, and 5%, respectively (Lejoyeux, Feuché, Loi, Solomon, & Adès, 1999; Lejoyeux, Arbaretaz, McLaughlin, & Ades, 2002; Specker, Carlson, Christenson, & Marcotte, 1995). , 2004). How is Kleptomania Like or Unlike an Addiction? Kleptomania remains underinvestigated, and the pathophysiology of the condition is largely unknown (Talih, 2011). , feelings of dysphoria or boredom) cues; (7) hedonic feelings early in the condition (Marks, 1990).

From a harm reduction perspective, a patient trying to moderate his or her social networking addiction may access problematic sites but agrees to limit the time and frequency. A food addict may limit the consumption of triggering carbohydrates to once a week. More challenging for many clinicians would be a sex addict insisting upon continuing to visit prostitutes but doing so less frequently and after agreeing to take safety precautions. Treatment contracts and approaches are discussed throughout the book.

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