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):
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 […]