He said compulsive gambling is an addictive disorder
that could wreck Filipino homes, especially those that are financially-challenged, noting that the problem is especially prevalent in the countryside where Lotto outlets, STL and Peryahan ng Bayan actively operate.
I've even had to find a new mince pie dealer to feed my seasonal addictive disorder
. Because Pret A Manger, who make my faves, are selling them in individual plastic bowls.
There is also a tendency to label those who have an addictive disorder
negatively, highlighting the negative aspects and identifying their condition as an important part of the story, even when this is not the case.
VIDEO gaming has been listed as an addictive disorder
by the World Health Organisation.
"If you are spending more than four or five hours a day then that is an addictive disorder
, and the main symptom is that we are not aware of anything outside of the addiction."
Indeed, gambling disorder was introduced in 2013 to the DSM-5 as the very first non-substance-based addictive disorder
. This was a decisive change, as it recognizes that gambling is more than an environmental hazard for those suffering from dopamine-driven obsessive-compulsive-like dysfunction (the DSM section where it had lived previously).
Psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners dutifully apply DSM criteria to categorize patients as having a psychotic or mood or anxiety or addictive disorder
; most rarely question the veracity of the diagnostic Bible of Psychiatry.
When the DSM-5 came out, substance use disorders (SUDs) were reclassified as substance-related and addictive disorders
. Meanwhile, because gambling behaviours activate reward systems in a similar way to drugs of abuse, and given that they cause symptoms that overlap with those produced by SUDs, gambling disorder was included in the DSM-5 as the only non-substance-related addictive disorder
The latest edition of the DSM-5 (APA 2013) included what had long been a recurrent demand, the recognition of pathological gambling as an addictive disorder
, putting it into the same category as drug dependency, alcoholism or smoking (Petry, 2006a; Potenza, 2006).
Now we learn 120 years on that Ludwig II was suffering from a rare disorder, compulsive palace building -- or CPB, an addictive disorder
similar to gambling, kleptomania, compulsive shopping or cleaning.
population meets the criteria for having an addictive disorder
. Few other diseases that have a nearly 10% penetration of the population receive as little attention as addiction.