PSYC – Impulsive and Compulsive Disorders – Advanced Seminar

Course description

This Advanced Seminar in Impulsive and Compulsive Disorders serves as an excellent complement to Advanced Seminar in Addictions. The course builds on the Addictions Seminar by covering the full range of behavioural Addictions, including technology addictions, and distinguishing them from the conceptually related compusive disorders that also result in habituallty disfunctional behaviour that is effectively “out of the person’s control.”

The recent inclusion of Gambling Disorder as the first recognized behavioral addiction in the DSM-5 has brought renewed attention to the broader spectrum of other behavioral compulsions. This online course provides a conceptualization of Impulsive and Compulsive Disorders and a brief overview of the varied forms of addictive behaviors and treatments, including gambling, online gaming, food addiction, pornography addiction, sex addiction, compulsive shopping, Internet addiction, and a variety of impulse control disorders, among others. Attention is given to the relationship between behavioral addictions and substance addictions across a number of domains, including their natural history, phenomenology, comorbidity, genetic predisposition, neurobiological mechanisms, and response to treatment. Developments in the conceptualization, prevention, and intervention are addressed, as well, in relation to the rapidly evolving field of Impulsive and Compulsive Disorders.

Price: $120

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