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iPhones, Games and the Addictive Experience

iPhones, Games and the Addictive Experience | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Addiction—the thematic malady for our society—entails every type of psychological and societal problem.

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Recent Internet Addiction Studies Include Porn

Recent Internet Addiction Studies Include Porn | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Brain research on Internet addiction points in only one direction

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Uncommon Pathways to Recovery

Uncommon Pathways to Recovery | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Despite a common neural pathway to addiction, people recover in diverse ways

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Why Are Teenagers so Vulnerable to Drug Abuse?

Why Are Teenagers so Vulnerable to Drug Abuse? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

People who initiate drug use at younger age are more likely to get addicted than those who use drugs later in their life. We need to recognize this health problem and respond to it. But first, we need to know the reasons for teens getting into drug abuse. Understanding the reasons for their susceptibility may help us.

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Anti-heroin drug a solution to gambling addiction?

Anti-heroin drug a solution to gambling addiction? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

The Daily Telegraph reported yesterday that a new guideline for doctors published on The Medical Journal of Australia's website has recommended practitioners to treat gambling addiction with the drug naltrexone. The website, however, added that the doctors should recommend the drug "with caution" to the patients.

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The Neuroscience of Internet Addiction

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The Internet might actually be diminishing our capacity to form long-term memories.
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Neuroscience helps explain how we handle money

Neuroscience helps explain how we handle money | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

What role does your brain play in the pursuit and handling of money? Brian Knutson, a neuroscientist, studies the brain as it relates to money. Knutson uses special MRI images in his experiments while people are handling money. One thing he’s found is that when cash is offered to someone, dopamine is released in the nucleus accumbens, a part of the brain that is involved in reward and addiction.


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Why Food Isn't an Addiction

Why Food Isn't an Addiction | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Parents' job is managing, not eliminating, food cravings in children

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Addicts' Brains May Be Wired At Birth For Less Self-Control

Addicts' Brains May Be Wired At Birth For Less Self-Control | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A study of cocaine addicts finds that they have abnormalities in areas of the brain involved in self-control. And these abnormalities appear to predate any drug abuse.


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Internet addiction causes brain changes similar to alcohol and drugs, study finds

Internet addiction causes brain changes similar to alcohol and drugs, study finds | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Internet addiction causes changes in the brain similar to that normally seen in people addicted to alcohol and drugs such as cocaine and cannabis, a study has found

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Why Is It So Hard to Believe In A Behavioral Addiction?

Why Is It So Hard to Believe In A Behavioral Addiction? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Behaviors can be just as addictive as ingested drugs

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Recovery For Partners of Sex Addicts

Recovery For Partners of Sex Addicts | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Do partner's of sex addicts need help too?

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