Gambling Addiction

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A disorder of impulse control in which a person makes wagers of various types—in casinos, at horse races, to book-makers—which compromises, disrupts, or damages personal, family, or vocational pursuits
Management Gamblers’ Anonymous, a 12-step program modeled after Alcoholics’ Anonymous; no phramacologic intervention has proven successful
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adult population meet the DSM-IV criteria for pathologic gambling in a given year.
Although pathologic gambling has already been recognized in patients with Parkinson disease who often took high doses of dopamine agonists, the current report suggests that pathological gambling is not restricted to patients with Parkinson disease -- and also can occur at low dosages" explains Maja Tippmann-Peikert, M.
That is, they do not spend more than they can afford or show other signs of problem or pathologic gambling.
The high probability of other addictive behaviors including alcoholism, drug abuse, and pathologic gambling
4% of the people surveyed met the criteria for pathologic gambling established in DSM-IV is similar to the percentage of pathologic gamblers identified in other studies.
Introduction: Pathologic gambling is a disorder with features that implicate abnormal functioning in brain regions involved in addiction, mood, anxiety, and impulse control disorders.
There is a gender split in the occurrence of these disorders, with pathologic gambling, sexual addictions, pyromania, and intermittent explosive behavior being more prevalent in men, while binge eating, trichotillomania, kleptomania, and compulsive shopping occur more commonly among women.
In a study of 47 men and 22 women treated as outpatients for pathologic gambling problems, both genders had similar overall comorbidity rates, but the lifetime comorbidity for major depressive disorder was 40.
4% of the people surveyed met the criteria for pathologic gambling established in the DSM-IV is similar to the percentage of pathologic gamblers identified in other studies.
At the end of a 14-week period, the 23 patients in the lithium group had a mean 30% improvement in scores on the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale modified for pathologic gambling.
ATLANTA -- Pathologic gambling may respond to treatment with bupropion, according to a small open study reported at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists.
Some promising results have been seen in trials of these agents in refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and pathologic gambling, Dr.