SEX, PASSION AND VIDEO GAMES: NEW FORMS OF ADDICTION

Jean-Claude Matysiak, Marc Valleur



 

Some say being an "addict" suggests pleasure, but pleasure sometimes turns into a fatal attraction, and from there - worse. There are those who spend hours playing on their home consoles, until they forget the rest of their life. Those who indulge in passion, chaining one love at first sight after another. Those who, after a day without sex, are craving. Even more surprising: there are those who, unable to separate from an abusive partner, have become addicted to their spouse.


Today, the suffering of drug addicts and alcoholics is fairly widely recognized. But what about other addictions, known as “drug-free addictions”: video games, the Internet, passion, or even sex? In the United States, dozens of therapeutic groups exist, which help these addicts a new type by working on the model of Alcoholics Anonymous. In France, specialized consultations are beginning to welcome and take care of them.


Drawing on their experience as psychotherapist psychiatrists, Marc Valleur and Jean-Claude Matysiak invite us to reflect on the deep mechanisms of dependence and bonding. Where does addiction start? To what extent should it be considered a disease? Should it be treated? And above all, how to treat it? addiction ? To what extent should it be considered a disease? Should it be treated? And above all, how to treat it? addiction ? To what extent should it be considered a disease? Should it be treated? And above all, how to treat it?

 

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French

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9782082102742

2003

288

French

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9782081238558

2010

288

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  • Sexe, passion et jeux vidéo: les nouvelles formes d'addiction

 

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