Authors:Seung-Yup Lee, Donghwan Lee, Cho Rong Nam, Da Yea Kim, Sera Park, Jun-Gun Kwon, Yong-Sil Kweon, Youngjo Lee, Dai Jin Kim, and Jung-Seok Choi
Interclass comparisons of the male subgroups showed similar results to those of the whole-group model. The dual-problem group displayed more severe psychopathology and addictivebehaviors than the problematic Internet and the healthy groups (Table 5 ). The
Authors:Attila Körmendi, Zita Brutóczki, Bianka Petra Végh, and Rita Székely
lessons, or while having her meals. Availability is a cardinal key in the inchoative stage of addictions, as it increases the probability of the development of addictivebehavior.
Furthermore, there are believed to be some psychological problems
Authors:Maèva Flayelle, Pierre Maurage, and Joël Billieux
-watching without considering it a priori as an addictivebehavior ( Billieux et al., 2015 ; Kardefelt-Winther et al., 2017 ). Qualitatively exploring the phenomenon, themes, and views expressed through the focus group approach allowed us to point out the inherent
There are ongoing controversies regarding the upcoming ICD-11 concept of gaming disorder. Recently, Aarseth et al. have put this diagnostic entity into scrutiny. Although we, a group of Iranian researchers and clinicians, acknowledge some of Aarseth et al.’s concerns, believe that the inclusion of gaming disorder in the upcoming ICD-11 would facilitate necessary steps to raise public awareness, enhance development of proper diagnostic approaches and treatment interventions, and improve health and non-health policies.
Authors:Johannes Fuss, Peer Briken, Dan J. Stein, and Christine Lochner
, but not disorders due to substance use or addictivebehaviors.
The early estimations of prevalence rates of CSBD provided by Carnes ( 1991 ) and Coleman ( 1992 ) suggested that up to 6% of people from the general population suffer from
This commentary supports the argument that there is an increasing tendency to subsume a range of excessive daily behaviors under the rubric of non-substance related behavioral addictions. The concept of behavioral addictions gained momentum in the 1990s with the recent reclassification of pathological gambling as a non-substance behavioral addiction in DSM-5 accelerating this process. The propensity to label a host of normal behaviors carried out to excess as pathological based simply on phenomenological similarities to addictive disorders will ultimately undermine the credibility of behavioral addiction as a valid construct. From a scientific perspective, anecdotal observation followed by the subsequent modification of the wording of existing substance dependence diagnostic criteria, and then searching for biopsychosocial correlates to justify classifying an excessive behavior resulting in harm as an addiction falls far short of accepted taxonomic standards. The differentiation of normal from non-substance addictive behaviors ought to be grounded in sound conceptual, theoretical and empirical methodologies. There are other more parsimonious explanations accounting for such behaviors. Consideration needs to be given to excluding the possibility that excessive behaviors are due to situational environmental/social factors, or symptomatic of an existing affective disorder such as depression or personality traits characteristic of cluster B personalities (namely, impulsivity) rather than the advocating for the establishment of new disorders.