Addictions without drugs
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Addictions without drugs book
This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts covered in the preceding chapters of this book. The book discusses addictions to food, sex, gambling, shopping, internet, and work. It examines the groundwork for dealing with the true issues, which are emotional, imaginary, and intrapsychic. The book focuses on each individual patient’s traumatic history, unconscious fantasies, and adaptive strategies. It explores sex addiction interweaves strands that are social and clinical, historical and contemporary, and theoretical and technical. The book argues that gambling signifies belief in an ambient underlying system of divine justice. It describes the historical and psychoanalytic perspectives on money, examining how these attitudes toward money impact the understanding and treatment of compulsive shopping. The book explains the neurobiology of internet addiction, pointing out that the brain physiology in internet addicts is similar to that addicts who abuse substances.