Alcoholism, not alcoholwasm I am moved to write this blog and to continue writing about Alcoholism in general due to a newspaper article I read in the last few months by the writer, Tanya Gold, a recovering alcoholic with 15 years recovery. https://www.theguardian.com/profile/tanyagold I was inspired […]
“Based on these results, we believe that the insula could be hyperactive in problem gamblers, making them more susceptible to errors of thinking.” Dr Luke Clark “Gambling addicts are likely to have developed a different pattern of brain activity than non-gamblers which gives them a misguided belief […]
In relation to other addictive behaviours, Gambling Disorders seems to have many different types of cognitive distortion which are specific to the disorder. Obviously gambling addicts also exhibit the general cognitive distortions exhibited by other addictive behaviours too. Table 1. shows the myriad of cognitive distortions associated with Gambling Disorder. […]
This is an appendum to yesterday’s blog – Ultimately, as this study (1) alludes to, there is a vital role for amygdaloid activity in both anxiety disorders and in alcoholism. It seems, however, to be suggesting that this amygdaloid hyperactivity is mainly prevalent in withdrawal and protracted abstinence. […]
Thought Shape Fusion – Cognitive Distortions linked to Eating Disorders Throughout our blogs on this blogsite we have attempted to show that there are commonalities between various addictive behaviours from alcoholism to addiction to substances, to behavioural addictions such as Gambling disorder, Hypersexual Disorder, Eating Disorders and […]
We will be looking at the third strata of the disorder of addictive behaviour, that of distorted preservative thinking. Perseverative thinking is when someone gets an idea or thoughts in their head and just can’t get them out.