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Scientists have discovered that addicts and their siblings have the same disorders in the brain, meaning both are wired for addictive behavior.
Addiction is not merely a matter of willpower, but rather a chronic brain disorder, said the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) in its newly released definition of the condition.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has released a new definition of addiction highlighting that addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavioral problem involving too much alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex.
A study of university students found no overlap between those reporting excessive Internet use and those with problem gambling.
New research unravels the brain mechanisms that underlie the ability of a standard drug treatment for Parkinson's to elicit compulsive behaviors in some patients with the disease.
The causes of obesity are complex and individual, but it is clear that chronic overeating plays a fundamental role.
Addictive behavior is determined by conscious, rapid thought processes, not necessarily by the content of visual stimuli as previously thought according to research funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
The stereotypical shopaholic darting from store to store to pick up anything and everything while racking up a hefty credit-card bill is anything but stereotypical. They come in all shapes and sizes.
For some, the Internet it has become an addiction, adversely affecting their lives and their family's lives. While not yet defined as a true addiction, many people are suffering the consequences of obsession with the online world.
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