"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
Clinical psychologists in research and practice, psychiatrists, medical doctors, nursing and medical students, and clinicians of all types including social workers.
List of Contributors
Chapter 1. An Introduction to Behavioral Addictions
The History of Behavioral Addictions
Defining and Determining Criteria for a Behavioral Addiction
Theories and Evidence in Support of Behavioral Addictions
Guiding Principles for the Treatment of Behavioral Addictions
Societal and Legal Issues
Chapter 2. Behavioral Addiction: The Nexus of Impulsivity and Compulsivity
Impulsivity and Compulsivity: What’s it All About?
How do Impulsivity and Compulsivity Relate?
From Impulsivity to Compulsivity in Substance Use Disorder
Behavioral Addiction: on the Border between Impulsivity and Compulsivity
An ABC Model to Assess and Manage Compulsive-Impulsive Disorders
Chapter 3. Diagnosis and Treatment of Gambling Disorder
Chapter 4. Problematic Online Gaming
History and Typology of Online Games
Defining Problematic Online Gaming
Symptomatology and Consequences
Prevention and Treatment
Chapter 5. Internet Addiction Disorder: Overview and Controversies
Introduction: Internet Addiction Disorder and its Treatment
Diagnosis and Clinical Criteria
Assessment of Internet Addiction
Relationship of Internet Addiction with Drug and Alcohol Use
The Phenomenology of Internet Addiction
Personality and Psychosocial Factors Associated with IAD
Cognitive Factors Associated with Problematic Internet Use
"...inherently practical, useful, and interesting. It offers useful research and diagnostic and clinical information, and is primarily empirical in its presentation. It would serve a variety of professionals as a reference..." --PsycCRITIQUES,November 2014
"The Handbook of 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, Founder of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
"Just in time for DSM-5’s inclusion of Gambling Disorder as the first non-substance related addiction amongst the Substance Use Disorders, Drs. Rosenberg and Felder have compiled Behavioral Addictions: Criteria, Evidence, and Treatment, a well-written and evidence-based work which will be useful to clinicians and researchers alike. The chapters on addictions as varied as gambling, shopping, sex, and food, are written by luminaries in the field, all of whom carefully define the relatively sparse data, surmise what they can, and offer recommendations for the clinic. The book benefits from a common thread of serious inquiry; into the very definition of behavioral addiction, to the peer-led support groups, to the various psychological and pharmacological treatments for these confounding conditions. Rather than offer easy answers to the questions which the behavioral conditions provoke, the various chapters present the a