Posts Tagged ‘Process Addiction’

We always knew those video games could be addicting, but now a new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that boys with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were more likely to get addicted to them than boys with “typical development.” Video game addiction, or “problematic video game use” as […]

It can be overwhelming trying to keep up with the latest trends in addiction, what new warning signs parents and teachers should be on the lookout for, and the latest everyday item teens are using to get high and endanger their health. Sometimes it is best to get back to basics. Our general understanding of […]

It’s a fine line between providing treatment instead of punishment and overlooking bad behavior. While it’s proven that those arrested and jailed for addiction-related crimes don’t benefit from being incarcerated, especially since there is rarely treatment provided, most agree that crimes should be punished, even when there are extenuating circumstances. So what should be done […]

Diagnosing Shopping Addiction

In a culture like ours, materialism is simply part of the landscape. Stores always seem to have some new sale to advertise, regardless of time or season. There are plenty of people who can handle the lure of a sale, content to buy a few planned items or one sought-after bargain. Others, though, have a […]

A new study finds that a non-chemical addiction like obsessive Internet use can cause changes to the brain that are similar to those produced by illicit drugs. The public’s understanding of addiction seems to be growing, with a more general acceptance of the scientific reality that it is a disease, not a personal weakness. At […]