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Longer-Term Preschool Assessments Can Predict Aggression in Adulthood

A new study from the United Kingdom suggests that previous studies have underestimated the ability of early childhood behavioral assessments to predict behavioral disorders and aggression later in life.

The new study was undertaken by a team of professors from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, the University of Innsbruck and the University of York. The results were published Sept. 4, 2014, in the British Journal of Developmental Psychiatry.

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Posted in Addiction Research

Process Addictions: When a Substance Isn’t the Problem

By Edie Weinstein, LSW
@EdieWeinstein1

Workaholism and perfectionism are considered process addictions. Although it might be difficult to imagine, they are every bit as insidious and at times intractable as substance addictions and can also carry dire consequences. Although they’re both legal and in most cases socially acceptable, the dynamics can be a doorway to drug and alcohol abuse. Just like substances, each of them stimulates the reward system in the brain, leading the person to engage in activities that seem beyond their control.

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Posted in Addiction Research

Binge Eating Can Lead to Other Addictive Behaviors

Addictions are not limited to alcohol or drugs. People can become addicted to multiple substances and habits including gambling, sex, and eating. Researchers are finding links between addictions and overall addictive behavior. In a few studies on binge eating, researchers found links between binge eating fatty foods and craving cocaine and marijuana. With further research, scientists may be able to better understand how a person’s loss of control over a craving influences their risk of developing an addiction.

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Cell Phone Addiction Similar to Compulsive Shopping and Other Behavioral Addictions

Behavioral addictions may not receive the same respect that substance abuse does, but they are still cause for concern. Addiction to substances, such as alcohol and drugs, is a recognized mental disorder and physiological disease. Using mind-altering substances inappropriately can lead to addiction because they change aspects of the user’s brain, which leads to tolerance, withdrawal, and the cycle of using again and again to get a high and to stop the bad feelings associated with not using.

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