Wulfert E, Roland BD, Hartley J, Wang N, Franco C. Psychol Addict Behav. 2005 Sep;19(3):311-6. People sometimes claim they gamble for excitement rather than money. The authors examined in a laboratory analog whether excitement is generated by the expectancy of winning money. Eighty male undergraduate students watched a videotaped horse race with an exciting neck-to-neck […]
This page is dedicated to health problems associated with compulsive or pathological gambling
Potenza MN, Xian H, Shah K, Scherrer JF, Eisen SA. Shared genetic contributions to pathological gambling and major depression in men. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2005 Sep;62(9):1015-21. CONTEXT: Although pathological gambling (PG) and major depression (MD) frequently co-occur, little is known regarding the relative contributions of environmental and genetic factors to the codevelopment of the disorders.
Slutske WS, Caspi A, Moffitt TE, Poulton R. Personality and problem gambling: a prospective study of a birth cohort of young adults. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2005 Jul;62(7):769-75. CONTEXT: Individual differences in dimensions of personality may play an important role in explaining risk for disordered gambling behavior as well as the comorbidity between disordered gambling behavior […]
research reports on pathological gambling at the 60th Annual Convention of the Society of Biological Psychiatry
Dr. Pinhas N. Dannon, an Israeli scientist, presented two research reports on pathological gambling at the 60th Annual Convention of the Society of Biological Psychiatry (May 2005, Atlanta, Georgia, USA):
Wood S, Busemeyer J, Koling A, Cox CR, Davis H. Older adults as adaptive decision makers: evidence from the Iowa Gambling Task. Psychol Aging. 2005 Jun;20(2):220-5. Older adults process emotional information differently than younger adults and may demonstrate less of a negativity bias on cognitive tasks.
Problem and pathological gambling are associated with poorer mental and physical health in older adults
Erickson L, Molina CA, Ladd GT, Pietrzak RH, Petry NM. Problem and pathological gambling are associated with poorer mental and physical health in older adults. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2005 Aug;20(8):754-9. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence and correlates of problem and pathological gambling in older adults.
Dell’osso B, Hollander E. The impact of comorbidity on the management of pathological gambling. CNS Spectr. 2005 Aug;10(8):619-21 A 30-year-old woman with severe pathological gambling and cyclothymia presented to our program with no previous history of pharmacologic or psychotherapeutic treatment. Pathological gambling is an impulse -control disorder not otherwise specified (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of […]
Antisocial personality disorder is associated with increased severity of gambling, medical, drug and psychiatric problems among treatment-seeking pathological gamblers
Pietrzak RH, Petry NM. Addiction. 2005 Aug;100(8):1183-93. Aims: To evaluate systematically whether pathological gamblers with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) experience increased severity of gambling, medical, psychiatric, substance use and psychosocial problems compared to pathological gamblers without ASPD.
Over the past several decades, there have been significant advances in medical and scientific technologies that allow for the improved examination of the biological processes underlying specific behaviors. Advances in neuroimaging and molecular biology allow for studies that a decade or two previously were scarcely imaginable. For example, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), via assessment […]
Pathological gambling is conceptualized as an addictive disorder on the grounds that it exhibits many phenomenological similarities to substance-abuse disorders. Higher rates of alcoholism and other substance use have been reported among gamblers than in the general population. Rates of lifetime substance use among pathological gamblers from the community and from treatment settings range from […]