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Other addictive disorders 

Other addictive disorders
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Other addictive disorders
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10.1093/med/9780198714750.003.0021
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date: 16 June 2019

Chapter 21 of Addiction Medicine covers a heterogeneous group of disorders which are considered by many to have features in common with recognized addictive disorders but are separate to the substance use disorders and gambling and gaming addictions. Disorders covered in this chapter are those related to social media and social networking services, smartphone applications (‘apps’), and internet and other forms of pornography. Sexual addictions are included, with a note that there is an absence of consensus as to how to describe and characterize these disorders but that they are typically directed to excessive involvement with otherwise unremarkable sexual activities. The concepts of exercise addiction, food addiction, and other potential addictive disorders such as compulsive buying are described, together with a discussion on the relationship between these behavioural addictions and impulse control disorders. The limited evidence base for treatment of these disorders is noted.

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