Behavioral Addiction: open definition development

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Category: Methods and Measures

Description: A location to collaboratively work on an incrementally improving and open definition that can serve to delineate behavioral addictions from healthy, non-problematic forms of behavior. Any and all scholarly contributions to definition development are welcomed. Contributions can be freely added via the wiki, proposals will be discussed and implemented in a transparent manner. Source publications [ ] and []

License: CC-By Attribution 4.0 International

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Current definition for behavioral addiction: A repeated behavior leading to significant harm or distress. The behavior is not reduced by the person and persists over a significant period of time. The harm or distress is of a functionally impairing nature. A behavior should not be conceptualized as behavioral addiction if: 1) The behavior is better explained by an underlying disorder (e.g., a depre...


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