Behavioral Addictions: DSM-5RG and Beyond

Paperback | September 16, 2015

EditorNancy Petry

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This book explains the rationale for changes in the DSM-5RG related to incorporating behavioral addictions alongside substance use disorders; it also illuminates the significance of including the construct of behavioral addictions in this widely used psychiatric diagnostic manual. The chaptersherien describe eight behaviors often considered addictions, including gambling disorder, internet gaming disorder, internet addiction, food addiction, hypersexuality, shopping addiction, exercise addiction, and tanning addiction. Also examined are prevalence rates in epidemiological samples, riskfactors, and promising treatment approaches. The result is an easy-to-use resource and guide for clinicians, students, and researchers.

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This book explains the rationale for changes in the DSM-5RG related to incorporating behavioral addictions alongside substance use disorders; it also illuminates the significance of including the construct of behavioral addictions in this widely used psychiatric diagnostic manual. The chaptersherien describe eight behaviors often consi...

Nancy Petry earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University in 1994, and she joined the faculty of the University of Connecticut Health Center in 1996, where she is presently Professor of Medicine. Dr. Petry conducts research on treatment of addictive disorders, ranging from substance use to gambling disorders, and her work is fun...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.59 inPublished:September 16, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199391548

ISBN - 13:9780199391547

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Behavioral Addictions2. Gambling Disorder: The First Officially Recognized Behavioral Addiction3. Internet Gaming Disorder: A New Behavioral Addiction4. Internet Addiction: A Future Addictive Disorder?5. Hypersexual Disorder6. Compulsive Shopping as a Behavioral Addiction7. Exercise Addiction: Diagnosis, Psycho-biological Mechanisms and Treatment8. Food Addiction9. Addicted to UV: Evidence for Tanning Addiction10. Conclusions and Future Directions to Advance the Science and Clinical Care of Behavioral Addictions