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Gambling, Gaming and Extreme Behavior

Facebook Fanaticism

In many areas of behavioural addiction, there has been debate about whether some excessive behaviours should even be considered as genuine addictions (e.g., video game playing, internet use, sex, exercise, etc.) and the same debate holds for addiction to social networking. But can social networking really be an addiction for some people? Read More

A New Trend?

Dr. Keith Ablow, who wrote the book "Inside The Mind Of
Casey Anthony," claims that some people are addicted to
Social Media. SM becomes their reality to such an extent
that it interfears with their ability to engage the real
world. Then, they might develop a condition that Dr. Ablow
calls Identity Suppression Syndrome. Is that possible?

A different take on FB from a fellow Psych-Today blogger

Hi Mark,

Thanks for this informative article. I wanted to share with you and your readers another view of Facebook from the perspective of those who are seeking to connect with others who are similarly situated—in this case, those who live with chronic pain and illness. I call it "In Defense of Facebook." I hope it's helpful to others.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/turning-straw-gold/201201/in-defense...

All my best,
Toni

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Dr. Mark Griffiths is a Chartered Psychologist and Director of the International Gaming Research Unit in the Psychology Division at Nottingham Trent University (UK).

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