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2013-05-27 23:04:02

Internet Addiction & Internet Use Gaming Disorder are two hotly debated issues being discussed now that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) is formally being released to the professional community and public. Researched, aggregated and authored by Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., a New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, interested parties are welcomed to download his Internet Addiction webpage article at no cost and...

Is Food Addiction Real?
2013-04-22 14:34:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The word ℠addiction´ was once reserved for the hardest and most dangerous of substances, and typically elicited an image of a person in a helpless and deplorable state of existence. Psychologists have since been testing the boundaries of this definition, finding examples of Internet addiction, gambling addictions and addictions to pornography and sex. Some have even discovered that the same portion of the brain...

2013-01-29 23:03:00

Problem Gambling: A New Understanding of a Community Concern (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 Problem gambling is now classified as a behavioral addiction, according to the soon to be released Diagnostic Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) from the American Psychiatric Association. It was previously categorized as an impulse control disorder since its introduction into the DSMIII in 1980.     “This is significant,” says Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the...

Internet Addiction Is Now An Official Disorder
2012-10-03 04:41:33

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s official — Internet addiction has been categorized as a mental disorder. While it may be difficult for some people to log off a social network, individuals who suffer from internet addiction have even stronger feelings of depression and moodiness. According to the Daily Mail, Internet addition was recently included in a list of mental disorders affecting children. With Internet use disorder, children do not...

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2012-08-31 22:00:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Internet is, generally speaking, a good thing. After all, this series of tubes provides us with a wealth of readily available information, an easy way to stay in touch with friends and relatives, innumerable opportunities for education and research, and, let´s not forget, pictures of cats. Like anything else in this world, one can have too much of a good thing, which can lead to addiction. Just like any addiction, an...

2012-01-18 06:29:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — When one typically thinks of addictions, Internet Addiction Disorder may not be the first addiction that comes to mind. Internet Addiction Disorder or IAD, is characterized by an individual´s inability to control his/her Internet usage. Previous studies of IAD have heavily relied on psychological questionnaires to understand the disorder, but Hao Lei of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan and his team, have found that IAD may be attributed to an abnormal...

Brain Activity Of Internet Addicts Similar To That Of Alcoholics, Drug Abusers
2012-01-12 12:09:31

A new study, published in the January 11 issue of the online journal PLoS One, has linked addiction to online activity with changes in a person's brain not unlike those that occur in alcoholics or drug addicts. "Internet addiction disorder may be associated with abnormal white matter structure in the brain," the statement said. "These structural features may be linked to behavioral impairments, and may also provide a method to study and treat the disorder." As part of the study, Hao Lei...

Internet Can Be Crucial To A Teen's Psychological Development
2011-09-27 04:14:44

American teenagers are spending an ever-increasing amount of time online, much to the chagrin of parents who can't seem to tear their children away from Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. But despite the dangers that lurk on the web, the time that teens spend on the Internet can actually be beneficial to their healthy development, says a Tel Aviv University researcher. Prof. Moshe Israelashvili of TAU's Jaime and Joan Constantiner School of Education, with his M.A. student Taejin Kim and...

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2011-07-13 07:36:58

New clinical research suggests that, in a subset of people, clinical symptoms of food addiction are similar to symptoms of drug addiction Research to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, suggests that people can become dependent on highly palatable foods and engage in a compulsive pattern of consumption, similar to the behaviors we observe in...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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