Disordered Gambling: Etiology Trajectory and Clinical Considerations

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Ryan Martin (Creator)
Howard Schaffer (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

Abstract: Gambling-related research has advanced rapidly during the past 20 years. As a result of expanding interest toward pathological gambling (PG) stakeholders (e.g. clinicians regulators and policy makers) have a better understanding of excessive gambling including its etiology (e.g. neurobiological/neurogenetic psychological and sociological factors) and trajectory (e.g. initiation course and adaptation to gambling exposure). In this article we will examine these advances in PG-related research and then consider some of the clinical implications of these advances. We will consider the DSM-V Impulse Control Work Group’s recently proposed changes to the DSM criteria for PG. We also will review how clinicians can more accurately and efficiently diagnose clients seeking help for gambling-related problems by utilizing brief screens. Finally we consider the importance of future research that can identify behavioral markers for PG. We suggest that identifying these markers will allow clinicians to make earlier diagnoses suggest targeted treatments and advance secondary prevention efforts. Original version available at http://www.annualreviews.org/toc/clinpsy/7/1

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Annual Review of Clinical Psychology. 7:1(April 2011)
Language: English
Date: 2011
pathological gambling, Epidemiology, brief screening, behavioral markers

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