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Behavior, Addictive

"Behavior, Addictive" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The observable, measurable, and often pathological activity of an organism that portrays its inability to overcome a habit resulting in an insatiable craving for a substance or for performing certain acts. The addictive behavior includes the emotional and physical overdependence on the object of habit in increasing amount or frequency.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Behavior, Addictive" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Behavior, Addictive" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 216 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 20 publications in 2017
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