Process addiction

Process addiction

Addiction to certain mood-altering behaviors, such as eating disorders, gambling, sexual activity, overwork, and shopping.
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Summits on mindfulness, trauma, process addiction, and shame appeal particularly to private practice behavioral healthcare professionals.
Gambling disorder, formerly known as pathological gambling, is the first process addiction to be included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) within the category of substance-related and addictive disorders.
And now, more than ever, we must stop enabling them in this process addiction because we need to show people how nice and loving we are.
The four basic themes were (a) terminology changes, (b) experiential activities versus knowledge-based course design, (c) more instruction provided to students, and (d) process addiction defined in the Standards glossary.
Spending too much time on the Internet is a so-called process addiction, like gambling and pornography, Gilbert said.
In this case, it was manifested by a process addiction to pornography as a method of seeking fulfillment and unrealistic expectations of how he could be more perfect, and thereby remedy the problems he faced.
In the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), gambling disorder is the only process addiction included in the chapter "Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders.
Putting these SPECT findings and the patient's clinical history together, the combination of hypomanic cycling with a broken frontal lobe filter from traumatic brain injuries, ADHD, and toxicity from prior cocaine abuse creates a perfect recipe for the perpetuation of a very vexing and persistent process addiction.
Smith refers to prospecting for valuable cards as "an unspoken process addiction," one with which he says he was intimately familiar.
Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) may be characterized as a process addiction for some individuals who self-injure.
Therefore, the first thing we must do as providers of services is change the language used to describe this process addiction.
s Sexual Recovery Institute, Will Join Other Process Addiction Experts at Upcoming Workshop Focused on Pornography and Gambling Addictions within the Orthodox Jewish Community

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