pathological gambling


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pathological gambling:

see compulsive gamblingcompulsive gambling
or pathological gambling,
a psychological disorder characterized by a persistent inability to resist the impulse to gamble. The disorder is progressive and typically results in difficulties in one's personal, social, and work life; it may lead to
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This study analyzed data from 226 treatment-seekers participating in a randomized clinical trial investigating treatments for pathological gambling (Petry et al.
Problem and probable pathological gambling among older adults assessed by the SOGS-R.
The median was calculated and used to divide scores into two categories of probable problem and nonproblem pathological gambling in this study.
A second is age, with the prevalence rates of pathological gambling decreasing with age.
1999) reported a lifetime pathological gambling percentage of 0.
2001) determined that after intervention, 86% of those in the treatment group no longer met the criterion for pathological gambling defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and this effect was increased to 88% when the same intervention package was delivered in a group format (Ladouceur et al.
Comment: Pathological gambling is a common problem that is associated with reduced quality of life and high rates of bankruptcy and divorce.
Despite the seriousness of the disorder, an argument could be made that the research community, and specifically behavior analysis, has done little to identify the underlying causes (or contingencies) that lead to pathological gambling.
Drawing quite heavily upon extensive scholarly research, Pathological Gambling informatively discusses advanced psychological concepts, and although readable for lay people, is especially geared toward field students and professionals.
Adult pathological gambling was known to be associated with substance-use problems, depression, psychiatric treatment, poor health, arrest and incarceration, said the scientists.
Despite the disinclination of the Governor to acknowledge pathological gambling, his proposals have included an amount of money set aside for compulsive gambling, including 0.

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