Can Disordered Mobile Phone Use Be Considered a Behavioral Addiction? An Update on Current Evidence and a Comprehensive Model for Future Research

@article{Billieux2015CanDM,
  title={Can Disordered Mobile Phone Use Be Considered a Behavioral Addiction? An Update on Current Evidence and a Comprehensive Model for Future Research},
  author={Jo{\"e}l Billieux and Pierre Maurage and Olatz Lopez-Fernandez and Daria J. Kuss and Mark D. Griffiths},
  journal={Current Addiction Reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={2},
  pages={156-162}
}
Despite the many positive outcomes, excessive mobile phone use is now often associated with potentially harmful and/or disturbing behaviors (e.g., symptoms of deregulated use, negative impact on various aspects of daily life such as relationship problems, and work intrusion). Problematic mobile phone use (PMPU) has generally been considered as a behavioral addiction that shares many features with more established drug addictions. In light of the most recent data, the current paper reviews the… 
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