Tag Archive: addiction

What are the risk factors for video game addiction?

GAME OVER by Ivan T

Many parents are concerned about their kids’ gaming behaviour, but can problems be predicted?

FA034 – Anatomy of Addiction

Doctors Brian, Giuseppe, and Richard talk about addiction and its treatment, along with how to recognize and deal with the drug issue with your teenaged children. Well, mostly, Dr. Richard reads from his addiction encyclopedia. Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] … or get your free subscription in iTunes. If you use…

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FA031 – Anatomy of Three Things, Part 4

Doctors Brian, Giuseppe, and Richard talk about recent stories posted on the Family Anatomy website, including: bubble blowing for stress, brains and addiction, and antisocial teens’ response to “stressful” situations. Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] … or get your free subscription in iTunes. If you use iTunes, you can leave a…

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Brain switch clues to drug addiction

When considering the¬†biological route of drug addiction, research at Cambridge University is revealing what makes some people more vulnerable than others with regard to addictions. It is believed that there is a cause that connects the¬†switch from occasional, ‘recreational’ use to a serious compulsive habit. Professor Everitt and his team of researchers in the Cambridge…

Increased Potential for Addiction to Oxycontin in Teens

Rockefeller University research with mice is suggesting that adolescents need lower doses of the prescription drug oxycontin than adults do to achieve the same effects. Researchers believe that changes in the brain from adolescence to adulthood mean that the effects of oxycontin are somewhat diminish in potency over this period. However, recent research has found…

Depression, anxiety, addiction = ADHD

Professor Phillip Asherson told the annual meeting of The Royal College of Psychiatrists that ADHD in adults may manifest as depression, anxiety, or addiction. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is expected to recommend the use of stimulant medication for adults diagnosed with ADHD. Asherson said that it is currently unknown whether the…