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Behavioral Addiction

Behavioral Addictions: A Dangerous and Slippery Slope

Allen Frances | Posted 05.16.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

A seemingly small and barely noticed organizational change in DSM-5 disguises what is really a giant conceptual leap -- one that may eventually cause large and harmful unintended consequences.

Who Hates the Addict?

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

The addict's very existence is a rebuttal to a hard-nosed, individualistic conception of self upon which man Americans have built their hopes. Those of us fighting for enlightened drug policies need to be aware of this reality.

Do We All Have Behavioral Addictions?

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

The relentless march to medicalize normality out of existence is opening a new and especially ridiculous front. The DSM-5 suggests providing a new section for "behavioral addictions."