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Improving knowledge about behavioural addictions is a real public health issue. The etiopathogenic model of behavioural addictions is multifactorial, with various risk and vulnerability factors, involved in the initiation and maintenance of the disorders. Among these factors, neurocognitive alterations associated with behavioural addictions has recently aroused interest among researchers.
To our knowledge, there is no work wich compared several behavioural addictions with each other on a neurocognitive level. Moreover, neurocognitive data converning certain behavioural addictions (such as sexual addiction) is almost non-existent. However, understanding the neurocognitive profiles of these patients would allow us, on the one hand, to reinforce the existing literature and improve our understanding of the global process of addiction, and on the other hand, to propose alternative approaches to its management, taking into account the neurocognitive difficulties of the patients.
We therefore propose to explore the neurocognitive alterations of patients suffering from sereval behavioural addiction (sexual addiction, excessive use of video games and eating disorders with bulimia episodes), by comparing them with each other, to matched healthy control groups and to a recognized behavioural addiction (gambling disorder; data from the BANCO study - NCT03202290).
Cognitive and clinical assessment
CHU de Nantes
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Nantes University Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-06-03T23:49:14-0400
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