Behavioral Addictions (Process Addictions)
With rapid advances in technology, the anonymity and accessibility of the internet and less focus on emotional connection and family dynamics, we are seeing a surge in behavioral addictions or impulse control disorders. The constellation of symptoms associated with compulsive sexual behavior, pathological gambling, shopping addiction, internet & video game addiction, binge eating and fame addiction are controversial and debilitating.
TCC's Publications on Behavioral Addictions:
We are experts in the field of impulse control disorders. Our staff has published research on these topics and we have treated many people suffering from behavioral addictions. Treatment of these process or behavioral addictions is somewhat different than chemical addictions as many of these out of control behaviors are considered normal in everyday living.