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M. N. Potenza A. Weinstein D. A. Gorelick 2010 Introduction to behavioral addictions

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. Z. Demetrovics M. D. Griffiths 2012 Behavioral addictions: Past, present and future Journal of Behavioral Addictions

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Introduction Addictive disorders, including behavioral addictions (BAs) and substance use disorders (SUDs), are widespread among young Swiss men ( Gmel et al., 2015 ; Marmet, Studer, Rougemont-Bücking, & Gmel, 2018 ). Although

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Ana Estévez, Paula Jáuregui, Inmaculada Sánchez-Marcos, Hibai López-González, and Mark D. Griffiths

Introduction Scientific research examining addiction has traditionally focused on substance abuse. However, over the past two decades, there has been increasing research into non-substance behavioral addictions ( Demetrovics

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Abstract

Background/Aims

Studies have reported higher prevalences of four behavioral addictions (binge eating, compulsive shopping, hypersexuality, and pathological gambling) in dopamine agonist-treated Parkinson's disease relative to non-dopamine agonist-treated Parkinson's. However, recent case-control and epidemiological studies suggest that prevalences of behavioral addictions in dopamine agonist-treated Parkinson's may be similar to background population rates. This study tests that hypothesis by examining the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) for evidence of these associations, taking into account the potential impact of publicity on reporting rates.

Methods

FAERS reports in 2004 (pre-publicity for all but pathological gambling) and 2007 (post-publicity for all four behaviors) were analyzed. A threshold consisting of ≥3 cases, proportional reporting ratio ≥2, and χ2 with Yates' correction ≥4 was used to detect signals (drug-associated adverse reactions) involving any of five dopamine agonists and any of four behavioral addictions.

Results

No reports containing compulsive shopping and no signal for binge eating and dopamine agonists were found in either year. A weak signal was found for hypersexuality in 2004, with a stronger signal in 2007. A robust signal was found for pathological gambling in 2004, with a more robust signal in 2007.

Discussion/Conclusions

These results suggest that publicity may increase reporting rates in the FAERS. Findings for binge eating, compulsive shopping, and hypersexuality suggest that prevalences of these behaviors among those treated with dopamine agonists may be similar to background population rates and thus may not reflect an adverse safety signal. Further investigation of the relationship between dopamine agonists and behavioral addictions is warranted.

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, assessment, and preliminary empirical findings . Journal of Behavioral Addictions , 4 ( 2 ), 75 – 84 . Billieux , J. , Philippot , P. , Schmid , C. , Maurage , P. , de Mol , J

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Dr Gabriel Thorens, Sophia Achab, Joël Billieux, Yasser Khazaal, Riaz Khan, Edward Pivin, Vishal Gupta, and Daniel Zullino

. M Griffiths Z Demetrovics 2012 Behavioral addictions: Past, present and future Journal of Behavioral Addictions

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Aline Wéry, Kim Vogelaere, Gaëlle Challet-Bouju, François-Xavier Poudat, Julie Caillon, Delphine Lever, Joël Billieux, and Marie Grall-Bronnec

. The aim of this report was to describe the characteristics (i.e., socio-demographic background, sexual behaviors, and comorbid psychopathology) of a cohort of patients self-identified as “sexual addicts” who enrolled in a behavioral addiction

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Katrin Starcke, Berenike Schlereth, Debora Domass, Tobias Schöler, and Matthias Brand

Verhaltenssucht. Eine eigene diagnostische Einheit? Der Nervenarzt 78 997 1002 [Behavioral addiction. A diagnostic entity?]. D. H

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