Applying incentive sensitization models to behavioral addiction.

@article{Thomsen2014ApplyingIS,
  title={Applying incentive sensitization models to behavioral addiction.},
  author={Kristine R\omer Thomsen and Lone Overby Fjorback and Arne M\oller and Hans Christensen Lou},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={45},
  pages={343-9}
}
The incentive sensitization theory is a promising model for understanding the mechanisms underlying drug addiction, and has received support in animal and human studies. So far the theory has not been applied to the case of behavioral addictions like Gambling Disorder, despite sharing clinical symptoms and underlying neurobiology. We examine the relevance… CONTINUE READING