Disorders due to addictive behaviors: further issues, debates, and controversies.

Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2022. Disorders due to addictive behaviors: further issues, debates, and controversies. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 11 (2), pp. 180-185. ISSN 2062-5871

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Two recent papers in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions by Brand et al. (2020), and Sassover and Weinstein (2020) both make interesting additions to the place of behavioral addictions in the more general addictive behaviors field. This commentary discusses some of the further nuances in the debates surrounding whether problematic engagement in social networking, pornography, and buying/shopping should be considered as possible 'disorders due to addictive behaviors' in the ICD-11. Particular emphasis in this commentary is placed on social network use disorder and its delineation. While there is growing evidence that addictions to sex, pornography, social network sites, exercise, work, and buying/shopping may be genuine disorders among a minority of individuals, none of these behaviors is likely to be included in formal psychiatric manuals in the near future until there is more high-quality data on all research fronts (e.g., epidemiological, neurobiological, psychological, and clinical).

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Creators: Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Akadémiai Kiadó
Date: 2022
Volume: 11
Number: 2
ISSN: 2062-5871
Rights: © 2022 The Author(s). Open Access. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (https:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author and source are credited, a link to the CC License is provided, and changes – if any – are indicated.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 12 Jul 2022 13:52
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2022 11:12
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/46591

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