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What is Behavioral Addiction

Handbook of Research on Child and Adolescent Psychology Practices and Interventions
Addiction to gaming, gambling, excessive usage of internet, that drives a person to repeat behaviors that have the same consequences as drug use.
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Problematic Internet Use: Its Underlying Components
Teena Variamparampil (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-9983-2.ch023
Internet use has become an integral part of our lives, offering a variety of features and services. While it can be beneficial to use the internet in moderation, excessive use of the internet can have negative consequences for our physical and mental health. Terms like internet addiction, internet dependency, and digital overexposure are all different ways of describing the same thing: an excessive and unhealthy use of the internet. This can manifest in a variety of ways, such as spending too much time online without taking a break or finding it difficult to focus on tasks outside of the digital domain. Overuse of the internet can also lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, and frustration. It is important to be aware of how much time is being spent online and to take regular breaks in order to stay healthy.
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Internet and Mobile Phone Addiction
Addiction related with and specific act or behavior characterized by the loose of control, psychological dependence, decreasing interest or loose of motivation for other pleasurable activities and severe interferences on the addicts life.
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Internet Addiction as a Behavioral Addiction: The Effect of Computer Games on Children and Cyber Violence
Behavioral addictions, just like alcohol-substance addictions, appear with the main physical and psychological components of addiction such as mental preoccupation, mood dysregulation, tolerance, withdrawal, interpersonal conflicts, and relapse.
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The Repercussion of the Internet on Psychological Wellbeing: Discussion on Diverse Psychopathology and Treatment Approaches
Behavioral addiction is a form of addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in a rewarding non-drug-related behavior despite knowledge of negative consequences to the person's physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
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Mobile Phone Addiction
An impulse control disorder involving non-chemical human-machine interaction.
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