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.
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 […]