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 […]
Alcoholics and addicts and those with other addictive behaviours appear to have the same general cognitive distortions as well as distortions of errors in thinking specific to their manifest addictive behaviour. However, there seem to be overlaps in certain cognitive distortions as in the case of […]
PART 2 Following on from the role of memory system in PTSD and simialr psychopathologies (and disorders with which PTSD is also co-occurring) “We propose a similar mechanism may underlie the development and persistence of some PTSD symptoms The traumatic memories of PTSD patients can be deficient […]
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is primarily conceived as an anxiety disorder but has features resembling addictive behavior. Patients with OCD may develop dependency upon compulsive behaviors because of the rewarding effects following reduction of obsession-induced anxiety. Reward processing is critically dependent on ventral striatal-orbitofrontal circuitry and brain imaging studies […]
Another new Page! This page will be dedicated to addressing the co-occurrence of other psychiatric conditions with addiction and addictive behaviours. For example, conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder and generalized anxiety disorder and major depression are said to frequently co-occur with addictive disorders. This page will […]
The principles of the programme of Alcoholics Anonymous are scientific and closely follow all the helping therapies which lead people to emotional well-being.
In this first in a series of blogs addressing the similarities between addiction and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This blog looks at the nature of obsessive thoughts about alcohol. The other interesting thing about this study (1), is the authors stating that alcohol related thoughts are a natural […]