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|Short Title:||Addictive behaviours|
|Long Title:||Addictive behaviours|
|Description:||Behaviours such as gambling and over-eating can become compulsive and are linked to personal and social problems. This note reviews research on the addictive dimensions of gambling, eating, sex, internet use and shopping. It provides an overview of factors contributing to addictive behaviours and the personal and social consequences. It also examines the implications for treatment provision, public health and prevention strategies and industry regulation.|
|Focus:||Brain Science, Health|
|Project Leader:||Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology of the UK Parliament (POST)|