Are we overpathologizing everyday life? A tenable blueprint for behavioral addiction research

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serval:BIB_439AF86DB298
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Are we overpathologizing everyday life? A tenable blueprint for behavioral addiction research
Périodique
Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Auteur(s)
Billieux Joël, Schimmenti Adriano, Khazaal Yasser, Maurage Pierre, Heeren Alexandre
ISSN
2062-5871
2063-5303
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
4
Numéro
3
Pages
119-123
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Background Behavioral addiction research has been particularly flourishing over the last two decades. However, recent publications have suggested that nearly all daily life activities might lead to a genuine addiction. Methods and aim In this article, we discuss how the use of atheoretical and confirmatory research approaches may result in the identification of an unlimited list of "new" behavioral addictions. Results Both methodological and theoretical shortcomings of these studies were discussed. Conclusions We suggested that studies overpathologizing daily life activities are likely to prompt a dismissive appraisal of behavioral addiction research. Consequently, we proposed several roadmaps for future research in the field, centrally highlighting the need for longer tenable behavioral addiction research that shifts from a mere criteria-based approach toward an approach focusing on the psychological processes involved.
Mots-clé
DSM, behavioral addictions, diagnosis, everyday behaviors, mental health, psychopathology
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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