Behavioral Addictions: Criteria, Evidence, And Treatment by Kenneth Paul Rosenberg,

Behavioral Addictions: Criteria, Evidence, And Treatment

byKenneth Paul Rosenberg,EditorLaura Curtiss Feder,

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"Behavioral Addictions is a timely landmark achievement and a must read for anyone interested in addictive and compulsive behavior and its treatment. Rosenberg and Feder have brought us leading addiction experts, who clearly present the growing evidence for including behavioral addictions in the DSM-5 and how best to treat them. While gambling is the first to be included in the DSM-5 chapter on substance related disorders, other behavioral addictions are likely to follow as evidence grows. This is the most important new textbook in addiction psychiatry in recent years." - Richard Frances MD, Founding President, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

DSM-V broke new ground in May of 2013, designating a new disorder called "behavioral addiction." Clinicians immediately wanted to know: how is a behavioral addiction different from an impulse control disorder? What are the criteria for determining that some behaviors are addictions rather than impulses? What, if anything, does this mean in terms of effective treatment?

Behavioral Addictions is the first and most authoritative text ever written on the subject of behavioral addictions. This comprehensive work explains the criteria used to determine addiction, the evidence for identifying assorted behaviors as addictions, and the evidence-based treatment for each.

With contributions from preeminent experts covering an exhaustive list of behavioral addictions, this book is unique in its coverage of behavioral addictions, their criteria, and treatment. It is a valuable and timely resource for any clinician treating addictions.

  • A guide to understanding the new DSM-V designation of behavioral addiction
  • Defines the criteria for behavior to be considered an addiction designation
  • Discusses the evidence for behaviors meeting addiction criteria
  • Identifies what is now, likely will be, and is not a behavioral addiction per evidence
  • Discusses behaviors formerly considered impulse control disorders
  • Presents evidence-based treatment for each behavioral addiction

About The Author

Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, M.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health at the Cornell University Medical Center - New York Presbyterian Hospital and a psychiatrist in private practice. He graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency and fellowship at Cornell Medica...

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Title:Behavioral Addictions: Criteria, Evidence, And TreatmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2018Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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List of Contributors

Chapter 1 - An Introduction to Behavioral Addictions

Kenneth Paul Rosenberg and Laura Curtiss Feder

Chapter 2 - Behavioral Addiction: The Nexus of Impulsivity and Compulsivity

Natalie L. Cuzen and Dan J. Stein

Chapter 3 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Gambling Disorder

Jon E. Grant and Brian L. Odlaug

Chapter 4 - Problematic Online Gaming

Orsolya Kiraly, Katalin Nagygyorgy, Mark D. Griffiths, and Zsolt Demetrovics

Chapter 5 - Internet Addiction Disorder: Overview and Controversies

Aviv Weinstein, Laura Curtiss Feder, Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, and Pinhas Dannon

Chapter 6 - Social Networking Addiction: An Overview of Preliminary Findings

Mark D. Griffiths, Daria J. Kuss, and Zsolt Demetrovics

Chapter 7 - Food Addiction: Evidence, Evaluation, and Treatment

Yvonne H. C. Yau, Carrie D. Gottlieb, Lindsay C. Krasna, and Marc N. Potenza

Chapter 8 - New Directions in the Pharmacological Treatment of Food Addiction, Overeating, and Obesity

Amelia A. Davis, Paula J. Edge, and Mark S. Gold

Chapter 9 - Sex Addiction: An Overview

Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, Suzanne O'Connor, and Patrick Carnes

Chapter 10 - The Tyranny of Love: Love Addiction - An Anthropologist's View

Helen E. Fisher

Chapter 11 - Picking Up the Pieces: Helping Partners and Family Members Survive the Impact of Sex Addiction

Stefanie Carnes and Mari A. Lee

Chapter 12 - Compulsive Buying Disorder

Emma Racine, Tara Kahn, and Eric Hollander

Chapter 13 - Exercise Addiction

Krisztina Berczik, Mark D. Griffiths, Attila Szabo, Tamas Kurimay, Robert Urban, and Zsolt Demetrovics

Chapter 14 - Meditation and Spirituality-Based Approaches for Addiction

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, Anju Dhawan, and Achar Vedamurthachar

Chapter 15 - Behavioral Addiction in American Law: The Future and the Expert's Role

Daniel H. Willick