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Contemporary Perspective on Addictive Behaviors: Underpinning Mechanisms, Assessment, and Treatment


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1Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

2Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

3International Telematic University Uninettuno, Rome, Italy

4Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, India

5AU-CNS, Association for the Application of Neuroscientific Knowledge to Social Aims, Lucca, Italy


Contemporary Perspective on Addictive Behaviors: Underpinning Mechanisms, Assessment, and Treatment

Description

This special issue addresses the underpinning mechanisms, assessment protocols, and intervention programs that are currently proposed in the scientific community for addictive behaviors such as substance abuse, binge eating, gambling, Internet addiction, and other forms of problematic conducts in pediatric populations, adolescence, and adulthood. The fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) recently included gambling disorder and alcohol and substance abuse disorders as formal diagnoses and listed Internet gaming disorder as requiring additional research for future consideration for inclusion in the DSM. Recent neurobiological and biophysiological discoveries (also in pediatric populations) concurred with the design of new human and animal models for the onset and the treatment of addictive behaviors, proposing the first attempts to unify theories for the mechanisms at their basis. Yet, there is still an urgent need for a comprehensive theory to orientate assessment and treatment of such disorders.

This special issue accepts original research articles as well as review articles, which focus on predictive and risk factors for the onset of addictive behaviors (e.g., biopsychosocial risk factors in children in their first years of life). Theoretical and empirical studies are needed in this field to unveil the mechanisms of addiction. This can be achieved through novel methodologies and approaches (e.g., systems science, predictive models based on Big Data), which are also encouraged and welcomed for this special issue.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Substance abuse in children and adolescents: biological, physiological, and psychological correlates
  • Binge eating and food addiction in pediatric populations
  • Internet addiction and problematic use in children: prevention and treatment proposals
  • Video game and gambling disorder in the first ten years of life and its associations with sleep loss, obesity, and other negative outcomes
  • Effects of parental addiction on children and families

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2069321
  • - Editorial

Contemporary Perspective on Addictive Behaviors: Underpinning Mechanisms, Assessment, and Treatment

Silvia Cimino | Carlos A. Almenara | ... | Angelo G. I. Maremmani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7914261
  • - Research Article

Relationship with Parents, Emotion Regulation, and Callous-Unemotional Traits in Adolescents’ Internet Addiction

Carmen Trumello | Alessandra Babore | ... | Dora Bianchi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5359037
  • - Research Article

Emotional Availability, Neuropsychological Functioning, and Psychopathology: The Context of Parental Substance Use Disorder

Alessio Porreca | Zeynep Biringen | ... | Alessandra Simonelli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1629147
  • - Research Article

Pathological Internet Use—An Important Comorbidity in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Prevalence and Correlation Patterns in a Naturalistic Sample of Adolescent Inpatients

Martin Fuchs | David Riedl | ... | Kathrin Sevecke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1407649
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Risk Factors Affecting Substance Use among Tenth-Grade Students

Dilek Öztaş | Aydan Kalyon | ... | Sevilay Karahan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5769250
  • - Research Article

Adolescent Internet Abuse: A Study on the Role of Attachment to Parents and Peers in a Large Community Sample

Giulia Ballarotto | Barbara Volpi | ... | Renata Tambelli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4038541
  • - Research Article

A Longitudinal Study for the Empirical Validation of an Etiopathogenetic Model of Internet Addiction in Adolescence Based on Early Emotion Regulation

Silvia Cimino | Luca Cerniglia
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