Addiction and Addiction related

Pornography Addiction by Dr Gary Wilson


Links to animation based Youtube videos by Dr Gary Wilson based on his research work and some other useful resources



Link to article on Healthy Place website regarding diagnosing and treating unhealthy pornography habitual patterns

Non-substance addictive behaviour in the context of DSM-V

Excerpt from scientific article by Marc N. Potenza, MD, PhD

Although gambling disorder is presently the only condition in the subsection of “Non-substance-related disorders” in the category of “Substance-related and Addictive Disorders”, other conditions were considered. Notably, Internet gaming disorder has been included in the DSM-5 as a condition requiring further study (). The inclusion of specific diagnostic criteria for this disorder should help advance clinical and research efforts into its prevalence and impact, and thus its inclusion in DSM-5 represents a significant advance. However, Internet gaming may represent just one facet of problematic use of the Internet and the potential impact of other Internet-related behaviors (e.g., social networking, shopping, pornography viewing, gambling) warrants consideration (). Additionally, problematic use of non-Internet-based forms of technology (e.g., non-Internet video-gaming, television viewing) warrant consideration as being potentially addictive (). Consistent with the idea that problems with video-gaming might not exist solely within problems with Internet use, studies have found differences relating to risky/problematic Internet use versus risky/problematic video-gaming in samples of adolescents () and adults (). However, the associations between negative measures of health and functioning and these problematic uses of technology in these studies, as well as the proportions of individuals acknowledging risky or problematic levels of these behaviors, highlight the importance of additional research of these behaviors and the need for increased awareness, treatments and prevention strategies for these behaviors.

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