Following on from yesterday’s blog Can decision-making research provide a better understanding of chemical and behavioral addictions today the second part of this blog which addresses decision making deficits in behavioral addictions of gambling and eating disorders. The main findings of this review were that several […]
Part 1 This excellent review (1) covers many of the brain regions we have discussed as being implicated in all the addictive behaviours. We have previously suggested also that these brain regions are connected in impaired decision making deficits and that these deficits in decision making are […]
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 […]
A Brief History of Treating Addiction as an Emotional Processing Disorder A constant thread throughout our blogs so far has been an assertion that alcoholism and addiction are primarily emotional regulation and processing disorders. So we were thus very interested to find this article (1) which describes […]
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.
This study (1) is an excellent one which looks at both emotion processing deficits and also emotional dysregulation in eating disorders. It also importantly demonstrates how these are mediated by distress. This is an important aspect to our conceptualisation of addictive behaviours. We suggest that if emotions are […]
Here we look at emotion processing deficits in eating disorders and whether the extent of these difficulties can predict treatment outcome three years later. This would demonstrate the ongoing role of emotion processing, as conceptualised as alexithymia, plays an ongoing role in the pathomechanism driving eating disorders. This […]
Following on for our very recent blog which described the neural mechanisms implicated in negative urgency we now look at at an article which attempts to bring together some of our most consuming research interests by attempting to explain whether there is a link between emotional processing deficits (alexithymia) […]