video games potentially addictive? It is important to have a clear definition of the criteria for addiction, or we might begin pathologizing everydaybehaviors and calling them addictive, as happened with dancing tango or reading Harry Potter ( Billieux
Authors:Mark D. Griffiths, Zsolt Demetrovics, and Paweł A. Atroszko
addiction is an example of overpathologizing everydaybehavior and it will never be classed as a mental disorder in the DSM
Work is one of the very few everydaybehaviors that has been pathologized. If there are agreed criteria for work
Authors:Joël Billieux, Adriano Schimmenti, Yasser Khazaal, Pierre Maurage, and Alexandre Heeren
Behavioral addiction research has been particularly flourishing over the last two decades. However, recent publications have suggested that nearly all daily life activities might lead to a genuine addiction.
Methods and aim
In this article, we discuss how the use of atheoretical and confirmatory research approaches may result in the identification of an unlimited list of “new” behavioral addictions.
Both methodological and theoretical shortcomings of these studies were discussed.
We suggested that studies overpathologizing daily life activities are likely to prompt a dismissive appraisal of behavioral addiction research. Consequently, we proposed several roadmaps for future research in the field, centrally highlighting the need for longer tenable behavioral addiction research that shifts from a mere criteria-based approach toward an approach focusing on the psychological processes involved.
with the Mayer–Salovey–Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT). Psicothema, 18 , 34–41.
Brackett, M. A., Mayer, J. D., & Warner, R. M. (2004). Emotional intelligence and its relation to everydaybehaviour. Personality
wife, like the other character, due to his work addiction, which has taken over his life.
Myth 10: Work Addiction is an Example of Overpathologizing EverydayBehavior and it Will Never be Classed as a Mental Disorder in the DSM
physiological base, as do the chemical and food addictions
Work addiction is an example of overpathologizing everydaybehavior and it will never be classed as a mental disorder in the DSM
Work addiction is not a legitimate
Authors:Oren Lior, Reizer Abira, and Weinstein Aviv
everydaybehavior, and that it will never be classified as a mental disorder in the DSM. While only fortunetellers can predict which behavior pattern will never be classified as a mental disorder in the DSM, we agree with Griffiths et al. ( 2018 ) that if
overpathologizing everydaybehavior and it will never be classed as a mental disorder in the DSM) that also comes from the clinical perspective is the boundary between the norm and pathology. Griffith’s ( 2005 ) metaphor that “ healthy behaviours add to life whereas
Authors:Cecilie Schou Andreassen, Wilmar B. Schaufeli, and Ståle Pallesen
dysfunctional and uncontrollable attitudes and feelings toward work.
Myth 10: Work Addiction Is an Example of Overpathologizing EverydayBehavior and It Will Never be Classed as A Mental Disorder in the DSM
Gambling disorder is the