Behavioral addiction

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Gambling and Impulsive Buying: Behavior or Addiction?

Topics: Behavioral addiction | Behavioral therapy | COVID19 | Repetitive behaviors

CATR: How do we define gambling versus impulsive buying? Dr. Potenza: Gambling is defined as placing something of value at risk in the hopes of gaining something of greater value. Usually that something is money, but it need not be. Impulsive buying or impulsive shopping is purchasing something on the spur of the moment, often with little forethought a

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