Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders



Understanding and Treating Behavioral Addictions

Thursday, October 25
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: Tangerine WF2

Behavioral addictions—what we used to call impulse-control disorders—are common, and yet most clinicians have little education in the assessment and treatment of these disorders. This session will review the conceptual category of behavioral addictions and which disorders are included. This session will also discuss clinical features of behavioral addictions and differential diagnosis of these behaviors. Dr. Grant will review evidence-based treatment approaches to behavioral addictions, including psychopharmacologic and psychological treatments.

Jon Grant, MD

University of Chicago
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Jon E. Grant, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago where he directs a clinic and research lab on addictive, compulsive and impulsive disorders. Dr. Grant did the initial research on many of the behavioral addictions such as stealing, fire-setting and gambling. In addition, he performed the first pharmacological studies of these disorders. He is the author of over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles and the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Gambling Studies.


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