severe distress and to study if behavioraladdictions are increasing problems in western society. Thus, validated tools are required to assess disease-specific symptoms in adolescents. There are now several robust psychometric tools that assess
( Griffiths, Kuss, & Demetrovics, 2014 ; Ryan, Chester, Reece, & Xenos, 2014 ). In fact, recent research conceptualizing excessive SNS use as a behavioraladdiction found that nearly 10% of students endorsed a set of criteria traditionally thought of as being
, & Hanewinkel, 2012 ).
Logistic regression throws light upon the possible links between ADHD and behavioraladdictions, especially problem gambling. It also allows us to trace a profile: students with a possible ADHD are males, with a high BMI, having
these results suggest that OCD may share core behavioral component associated with addiction, and thus behavioraladdiction. We submit that in light of the results reported by the authors and the available literature, these conclusions cannot be drawn
of smartphone addiction. We try to fit the case to the criteria of behavioraladdiction using Griffiths’s ( 2000 ) and Goodman’s ( 1990 ) conceptions and the DSM-5 criteria of gambling disorder ( American Psychiatric Association, 2013
pathological gambling have been unsuccessful. As a result, the study of these issues has been investigated within the framework of behavioraladdictions.
Behaviors, such as shopping, gambling, working, or having sex, are socially accepted and have the
proposed that IGD be recognized as a behavioraladdiction ( Dowling, 2014 ; Pontes, Kiraly, Demetrovics, & Griffiths, 2014 ). There have been suggested the needs for establishing diagnostic criteria of IGD as a form of unique condition, differentiating
-drug induced sensitization ( Berridge & Robinson, 2011 ), it remains possible that incentive-sensitization theory applies to behavioraladdictions (e.g., Linnet, 2014 ) such as SPD, although more empirical evidence is needed.
The SPRS may also have
development in treatment for both chemical and behavioraladdictions has been evaluative research into the therapeutic effectiveness of mindfulness. Promising emergent findings exist for the use of mindfulness in treating substance/alcohol use disorders