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.
Psychological factors significantly affect the cardiovascular system and play an important role in the etiopathogenesis of cardiovascular disorders. For the past several decades attention to the psychosocial and behavioral factors in cardiovascular disease has increased significantly. Multiple lines of evidence suggest that psychosocial factors contribute significantly to coronary heart disease as evidenced by data relating […]
A research group from Los Angeles has found that mentally ill, those who are disabled, African Americans, Latinos, Chinese Americans, Korean Americans, and non-US citizens experience a disproportionate burden of the psychosocial impact of terrorism threats. Vulnerable populations were more likely to perceive population-level risk as high. These groups also reported more worry and avoidance […]
The National Safety Council is calling on motorists to stop using cell phones and messaging devices while driving, and is urging governors and legislators in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to ban the behavior. The two biggest distractions on the road today: talking on cell phones and text messaging. People know that […]
The relation between obesity and suicidal behavior remains unclear. In a recent study, data were collected on about 19,000 non-industrial London-based male government employees. In this prospective cohort study, obesity and unexplained weight loss were both independently associated with an increased risk of suicide mortality. It should be noted that unexplained weight loss may be […]
Obesity is a major public health problem in the U.S. and many other countries. Weight loss has been an important target for cardiovascular illness risk reduction. The authors of a review that has recently been published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology suggest that increasing physical activity is enormously important and benefits of exercise are […]
This book will be of interest to both researchers and practitioners working with the issue of alcohol in the adolescent population and their families. The book is divided into several sections with an extensive and user friendly index. Publisher: Freund Publishing House Ltd.
Researchers have long studied the link between creativity and mental illness, and the lines between the two are often blurred. Research suggests that creative people often share more personality traits with the mentally ill than “normal” people in less creative pursuits. One study compared patients with bipolar disorder with a group of healthy people. It […]
An interesting research report suggests that people model each other’s internal states up to 3 degrees away. A group of researchers in the U.S. found that the merriment of one person can ripple out and cause happiness in people up to three degrees away. So if you’re happy, you increase the chance of joy in […]