The paper by Loscalzo and Giannini titled “The Bergen Study Addiction Scale: psychometric properties of the Italian version. A pilot study” published in the current issue of “Psychiatria i Psychologia Kliniczna” (Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology) concerns the results of the study on an Italian validation of Bergen Study Addiction Scale (BStAS) (Atroszko, 2015; Atroszko et al., 2015). As such it is a noteworthy effort in validating tools to study the recently suggested construct of study addiction (Atroszko 2015; Atroszko et al., 2015), which can further research in this area. What is more, the paper draws attention to the important issues in the conceptualisation of this phenomenon associated with its relationship to externalising/internalising disorders and obsessive-compulsive characteristics. However, there are several drawbacks related both to the theoretical and methodological approach of Loscalzo and Giannini that need to be addressed.