Biddle D, Hawthorne G, Forbes D, Coman G. Problem gambling in Australian PTSD treatment-seeking veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2005 Dec;18(6):759-67. This study explored gambling among Australian veterans entering posttraumatic stress treatment programs (n = 153). Twenty-eight percent reached the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS) criteria for probable problem gambling, as did 17% on the DSM-IV […]
Linnet J, Rojskjaer S, Nygaard J, Maher BA. Scand J Psychol. 2006 Feb;47(1):43-49. “Chasing ones losses” is a key symptom among pathological gamblers (PGs). This study focuses on quantitative differences in episodic chasing (i.e., sequences of disadvantageous decisions within a single gambling session) between PGs and non-pathological gamblers (NPGs). We compared 61 PGs and 39 […]
Natural recovery and treatment-seeking in pathological gambling: results of two U.S. National surveys
Slutske WS. Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Feb;163(2):297-302. OBJECTIVE: Pathological gambling is described in DSM-IV as a chronic and persisting disorder, but recent community-based longitudinal studies that have highlighted the transitory nature of gambling-related problems have called into question whether this is an accurate characterization. This emerging evidence of high rates of recovery coupled with low […]
Multicenter investigation of the opioid antagonist nalmefene in the treatment of pathological gambling
Grant JE, Potenza MN, Hollander E, Cunningham-Williams R, Nurminen T, Smits G, Kallio A. Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Feb;163(2):303-12. OBJECTIVE: Pathological gambling is a disabling disorder experienced by approximately 1%-2% of adults and for which there are few empirically validated treatments. The authors examined the efficacy and tolerability of the opioid antagonist nalmefene in the […]
Goodie AS. J Gambl Stud. 2005 Winter;21(4):481-502. Two studies sought to determine whether perceived control has different effects on confidence assessment and betting decisions among pathological and problem gamblers than among non-problem gamblers.
Abbott MW, McKenna BG, Giles LC. J Gambl Stud. 2005 Winter;21(4):537-58. Recently sentenced inmates in four New Zealand male prisons (N = 357) were interviewed to assess their gambling involvement, problem gambling and criminal offending. Frequent participation in and high expenditure on continuous forms of gambling prior to imprisonment were reported. Nineteen percent said they […]
Abbott MW, McKenna BG. J Gambl Stud. 2005 Winter;21(4):559-81. Ninety-four recently sentenced women prisoners were interviewed to assess aspects of their gambling involvement, problem gambling and relationships between gambling and criminal offending. A third of the women, on the basis of their SOGS-R scores, were assessed as lifetime probable pathological gamblers and just under a […]
Crawford S, Channon S, Robertson MM. Tourette’s syndrome: performance on tests of behavioural inhibition, working memory and gambling. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2005 Dec;46(12):1327-36. Background: Tourette’s syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder associated with fronto-striatal dysfunction. There is debate as to the extent to which TS is associated with cognitive impairment. Some authors argue that […]
Byrne AM, Dickson L, Derevensky JL, Gupta R, Lussier I. J Health Commun. 2005 Dec;10(8):681-700. Despite the negative impact that problem gambling poses on individuals and society there have been few gambling prevention campaigns specifically targeting youth. The authors review the literature on past and current drug, alcohol, and tobacco use prevention media campaigns, examining […]
Krueger TH, Schedlowski M, Meyer G. Neuropsychobiology. 2005 Oct 18;52(4):206-211 Problematic gambling behavior is thought to be influenced by neurobiological as well as environmental factors. In this study, we investigated the relationship among impulsivity, gambling behavior, the cardiovascular system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity in blackjack gamblers.