Throughout this blogsite we have suggested and hoped to demonstrate, using various studies and articles, that emotion dysfunction, or emotion processing and regulation deficits, lie at the heart of ALL Addictive Behaviours.
In the new year, we hope to publish an academic paper which sets out this theoretical model in full.
Until then, these blogs give a clear insight into our thinking, outlining why those who suffer from addictive behaviours seem to be driven by a pathomechanism which centres on emotion dysfunction.
Ego Defense Mechanisms
Various Addictive Behaviours and Emotion Dysfunction