Excessive appetites: a psychological view of addictions

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Wiley, 1985 - Medical - 367 pages
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A comprehensive monograph that examines a whole range of addictive behaviors and how they relate to the developmental process. Emphasizing social psychological processes, it also considers the role of biological factors in addiction. Covers drinking, drug-taking, eating, gambling and sexuality. Analyzes how such behaviours are taken up, how they become difficult and hard to control and, finally, the processes involved in change.

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Chapter One Introduction
Chapter Three Excessive Gambling
Chapter Four Excessive DrugTaking

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Orford trained in clinical psychology at the Maudsley Hospital, Institute of Psychiatry, London, and later obtained his Ph.D. at the Addiction Research Unit at the Institute. He now heads the Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction Research Group at the University of Birmingham.

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