Addiction is defined as the psychological compulsion towards a substance or behavior. Addiction can be categorized into substance- and behavior-based depending on the type of content involved. The DSM-V, ICD-10, and APA have standardized the diagnostic criteria to diagnose addiction behavior. This review focuses on the addiction types and their sub-categorization. The article also discusses about the addiction behavior observed based on gender differences (Men vs Women). During the COVID-19 lockdown, the severity of addiction has increased many-fold around the globe. This review also focuses on the addiction behavioral pattern during and after the COVID-19 era.
Citation: Ramakrishnan A, Kumar DV, Yeleswarapu SSM. 2023. A Review on Addiction Types, Involvement of Women, and Role of Covid-19 Lockdown in Addiction Behavior. J Addict Sci 9(2): 20-39.