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.
Toyomaki A, Murohashi H. Neuroreport. 2005 Nov 7;16(16):1865-8. Feedback negativity is a negative event-related potential elicited by feedback indicating incorrect performance or monetary loss. It is unclear whether this negativity is elicited by neutral feedback (e.g. a draw in gambling) or is affected by the subjective rating of punishment.
Wheeler BW, Rigby JE, Huriwai T. Health Place. 2006 Mar;12(1):86-96. Up to 2% of adults in New Zealand can be considered problem gamblers, where the activity has an impact on the well-being of those who gamble, and often their close associates. The most common activity involves non-casino gaming machines (NCGMs).
Pallesen S, Mitsem M, Kvale G, Johnsen BH, Molde H. Addiction. 2005 Oct;100(10):1412-22. Aims: To investigate the short- and long-term effect of psychological treatments of pathological gambling and factors relating to treatment outcome.Design and setting: This study provides a quantitative meta-analytical review of psychotherapeutic treatments of pathological gambling. Studies were identified by computer search in […]
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 […]
Kennedy CH, Cook JH, Poole DR, Brunson CL, Jones DE. Review of the first year of an overseas military gambling treatment program. Mil Med. 2005 Aug;170(8):683-7. This study provides descriptive information and preliminary first-year outcome data on the only overseas military gambling treatment option currently available. Implemented in January 2003 within the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation […]
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):