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Author Grant, Jon E., author.

Title Why can't I stop? : reclaiming your life from a behavioral addiction / Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH, Brian L. Odlaug, PhD, MPH, and Samuel R. Chamberlain, MD, PhD.

Publication Info. Baltimore : John Hopkins University Press, 2016.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    616.8584 GRA    Available
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Description 219 pages ; 24 cm.
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Series A Johns Hopkins Press health book
Johns Hopkins Press health book.
Summary "At some point in our lives, we all engage in behaviors that are risky, irrational, or unwise. We might find it exciting and temporarily rewarding to gamble on the lottery or impulsively buy an expensive gadget. But just as substances like alcohol and narcotics have the potential to become addictive, so do certain behaviors. A person addicted to gambling, shopping, the internet, food, or picking at their skin may suffer shame in the shadows while their behavior consumes time and energy and disrupts their life. Some people with behavioral addictions lose their family, job, savings, and home. With a physical basis in the brain, behavioral addictions are serious illnesses--but simply willing yourself to stop is usually not enough. Why Can't I Stop? is for anyone who has a behavioral addiction, as well as their supportive families and friends. Examining seven of the most common and serious addictions--gambling, sex, stealing, internet use, shopping and buying, hair pulling and skin picking, and food--the authors bring together cutting-edge research to describe behavioral addiction, its causes, and how it can be diagnosed and treated. Featuring patient stories of behavioral addiction and recovery, as well as information about treatment centers, this compassionate guide will help readers better understand the complicated issues surrounding these addictions and teach family members how to help the addicted person while helping themselves"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What does behavioral addiction mean? -- Gambling -- Stealing -- Sex -- Internet -- Food -- Shopping and buying -- Hair pulling and skin picking -- Causes of behavioral addictions -- How can family members and friends help?
Subject Compulsive behavior.
Psychology, Pathological.
Added Author Odlaug, Brian L., author.
Chamberlain, Samuel, author.
ISBN 9781421419664 paperback
1421419661 paperback
9781421419671 electronic book

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