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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Fuderanan, an addiction specialist, pathologic gambling is a mental disorder and the only behavioral addiction included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (5th Edition).
It covers basic science and core concepts like the neurobiology of behavior and epidemiology; the pharmacology of various substances; diagnosis, assessment, and early intervention; treatment; special issues, such as treatment of women and older adults, prescription medications, cultural issues, college student drinking, pathologic gambling, sexual addiction, and addiction among physicians; the management of intoxication and withdrawal; pharmacologic interventions for various substances; behavioral interventions; mutual help, 12-step, and other recovery programs; medical disorders and complications of addiction; co-occurring addiction and psychiatric disorders; pain and addiction; children and adolescents; and ethical, legal, and liability issues.
Peles and her coinvestigators documented a strong association between participation in methadone maintenance treatment and pathologic gambling (Am.
2007, Risk factors for pathologic gambling and other compulsions among Parkinson's disease patients taking dopamine agonists, Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 14, no 12, 1178-1181.
Pathologic gambling in patients with restless legs syndrome treated with dopaminergic agonists.
A randomized double-blind fluvoxamine/placebo crossover trial in pathologic gambling.
adult population meet the DSM-IV criteria for pathologic gambling in a given year.
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.
The latter option should be used with caution, since Suchowersky found that 5% of 39 deep brain stimulation patients actually developed pathologic gambling after surgery.