Beyond the Primal Addiction: Food, Sex, Gambling, Internet, Shopping, and Work

1st Edition

Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Salman Akhtar

Routledge
March 7, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 216 Pages
ISBN 9780367150723 - CAT# K413313

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Summary

Written by experienced practitioners in the fields of addiction and psychoanalysis, and illustrated by a range of moving vignettes, this ground-breaking book examines the psychological foundations of addiction in the areas of food, sex, gambling, internet usage, shopping and work.

Many addictions are behavioral in nature, essentially coping measures for other, more complex issues. This pioneering book not only explores the roots of addictive behaviour, explaining why popular treatment options such as the 12 Step Program often fail, it also provides insights for emotional resolution and strategies for behavioural change.

Beyond the Primal Addiction seeks to understand rather than pathologize addictive behaviours, now so pervasive in contemporary societies. It will be essential reading for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and other mental health professionals, as well as their clients.

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