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 […]
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 […]
Following on from our recent blog on emotional dysfunction in sexual addiction we continue our series which explores the inherent role of emotional dysfunction in all addictive disorders. We will explore eating disorders later. Here we use excerpts from a very interesting article (1) on Deficits in emotion […]
Treating Addiction as an Emotional Regulation and Processing Disorder Translating accurate diagnosis into effective treatment Around this time last year and just weeks before The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (1), DSM-5, was due to appear, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), […]
Addiction reaches beyond the mere result of drug-elicited effects on the brain and cannot be peremptorily equated only with the use of drugs despite the adverse consequences produced. Addiction is a relapsing chronic condition in which these psychiatric manifestations play a crucial role. Thus it may be that […]
Most alcoholics have difficulties with emotional and stress regulation.