Pathological Gambling explores America's experience of gambling, examining: The diverse and frequently controversial issues surrounding the definition of pathological gambling. Its co-occurrence with disorders such as alcoholism, drug abuse, and depression. Its social characteristics and economic consequences, both good and bad, for communities.
The author reviews treatments commonly used for pathological gambling as well as nonprofessionally guided interventions such as Gamblers Anonymous. Petry then presents her own brief cognitive-behavioral approach, whose success is empirically proven in the largest known study of psychosocial treatments of problem gamblers. In this book, Petry reviews what we currently know about problem.
Pathological gambling (PG) is defined as a persistent and recurrent maladaptive gambling behavior, not better accounted for a manic episode. It is commonly accepted that it results from the interaction of multiple risk factors. Among these, dopamine replacement therapy (DRT) prescribed for Parkinson disease can be cited.
Today, pathological gambling is defined as a progressive disorder characterized by a continuous or periodic loss of control over gambling; a preoccupation with gambling and with obtaining money.
The organization and technology of gambling has changed no less dramatically and no less surprisingly in the past few decades. Some indicators of this change can be gleaned from analyses of gambling revenues and consumer spending. For example, in an analysis of the demand for commercial gambling, Christiansen (1998, Table 2:41) listed sources of revenue from gambling in 1982 and 1996. In 1996.
Pathological gambling is a chronic disorder, and relapse does happen. But with the right treatment, the chronic gambler can gain control over life. But with the right treatment, the chronic.
Pathological gambling is a significant public health problem, but it is only recently that a body of systematic research on its phenomenology, etiology, and treatment has emerged. This is an important volume, for it represents the first comprehensive synthesis of current knowledge. Clinicians will find it useful in helping them to assess and manage patients with this prevalent disorder.— Dan.
Conclusion: Pathological gambling is highly comorbid with substance use, mood, anxiety, and personality disorders, suggesting that treatment for one condition should involve assessment and possible concomitant treatment for comorbid conditions. Similar articles Prevalence, clinical correlations, comorbidities, and suicidal tendencies in pathological Korean gamblers: results from the Korean.