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  • 1 Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 2 Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 3 Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 4 Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Background and Aims

The commentary aims to provide clarity to the article “Are we overpathologizing everyday life? A tenable blueprint for behavioral addiction research.”

Methods

We provide another viewpoint for the important issues of behavior addiction.

Result

The course of behavior addiction should be further studied. The criteria of withdrawal and tolerance of behavior addiction are ill-defined and need to be further evaluated.

Conclusions

The etiology, course, presentation, and functional impairment of behavior addiction should be validated by evidencebased data before being defined as a disorder.

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