By Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, Laura Curtiss Feder
Behavioral Addictions is the 1st and so much authoritative textual content ever written with reference to behavioral addictions. This entire paintings explains the factors used to figure out habit, the facts for picking out different behaviors as addictions, and the evidence-based remedy for each.
DSM-V broke new flooring in may perhaps of 2013, designating a brand new ailment referred to as "behavioral addiction." Clinicians instantly desired to comprehend: how is a behavioral habit diverse from an impulse keep an eye on affliction? What are the standards for picking that a few behaviors are addictions instead of impulses? What, if something, does this suggest when it comes to powerful treatment?
With contributions from preeminent specialists protecting an exhaustive checklist of behavioral addictions, this booklet is exclusive in its insurance of behavioral addictions, their standards, and remedy. it's a worthwhile and well timed source for any clinician treating addictions.
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Traditionally, impulsivity and compulsivity are viewed as lying at opposite ends of a continuum of persistent and maladaptive traits and disorders, with conditions characterized by inadequate control, behavioral disinhibition, and risk seeking clustered at the “impulsive” end of the dimension, and conditions characterized by harm avoidance and risk aversion clustered at the “compulsive” end (Skodol & Oldham, 1996; Stein, Hollander, Simeon, & Cohen, 1994). A single dimension for impulsivity-compulsivity seems a reasonable heuristic given neurochemical and functional neuroanatomical differences between primary impulsive disorders on the one hand and Behavioral Addiction: The Nexus of Impulsivity and Compulsivity 21 primary compulsive disorders on the other hand.
Agreeing on the definition of what constitutes recovery is the art of psychotherapy, which must be individualized according to the needs of the patient and the comfort of the therapist. There are a variety of techniques in motivational interviewing, but often exploring the positive effects and the consequences of the behavior and highlighting discrepancies are key. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is often the most advocated treatment for behavioral addiction because it is the most researched and evidence-based.
When one considers impulsivity and compulsivity as orthogonal factors across disorders, it is important to keep in mind that there remains a great deal of individual variability in the extent to which patients diagnosed with the same illness may exhibit impulsive or compulsive features; for instance, some OCD patients may have high levels of compulsivity and impulsivity, and others low. FROM IMPULSIVITY TO COMPULSIVITY IN SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER Substance use disorder (SUD) provides an important window into debates about compulsivity and impulsivity.