Originally published at: http://evidnt.com/2017/03/09/new-addiction-research-findings-reported-from-karolinska-institute/
New Addiction Research Findings Reported from Karolinska Institute (How can we conceptualize behavioural addiction without pathologizing common behaviours?)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Data detailed on Health and Medicine - Addiction Research have been presented. According to news originating from Stockholm, Sweden, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Following the recent changes to the diagnostic category for addictive disorders in DSM-5, it is urgent to clarify what constitutes behavioural addiction to have a clear direction for future research and classification. However, in the years following the release of DSM-5, an expanding body of research has increasingly classified engagement in a wide range of common behaviours and leisure activities as possible behavioural addiction."
Financial support for this research came from National Institute of Mental Health (see also Health and Medicine - Addiction Research).
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Karolinska Institute, "If this expansion does not end, both the relevance and the credibility of the field of addictive disorders might be questioned, which may prompt a dismissive appraisal of the new DSM-5 subcategory for behavioural addiction. We propose an operational definition of behavioural addiction together with a number of exclusion criteria, to avoid pathologizing common behaviours and provide a common ground for further research. The definition and its exclusion criteria are clarified and justified by illustrating how these address a number of theoretical and methodological shortcomings that result from existing conceptualizations."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We invite other researchers to extend our definition under an Open Science Foundation framework."
For more information on this research see: How can we conceptualize behavioural addiction without pathologizing common behaviours? Addiction, 2017;():. Addiction can be contacted at: Blackwell Publishing Inc, 350 Main St, Malden, MA 02148, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Addiction - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1360-0443)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from D. Kardefelt-Winther, Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Additional authors for this research include A. Heeren, A. Schimmenti, A. van Rooij, P. Maurage, M. Carras, J. Edman, A. Blaszczynski, Y. Khazaal and J. Billieux.
The publisher's contact information for the journal Addiction is: Blackwell Publishing Inc, 350 Main St, Malden, MA 02148, USA.
Keywords for this news article include: Sweden, Europe, Stockholm, Addiction Research, Health and Medicine.
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