Similarities and differences between pathological gambling
and substance use disorders: a focus on impulsivity and compulsivity.
Reliability, validity, and classification accuracy of a Spanish translation of a measure of DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for pathological gambling
Contribution of Illegal Acts to Pathological Gambling
Diagnosis: DSM-5 Implications.
23, 2015) (estimating populations of four to six million adults with problematic gambling habits and another two million adults whose gambling patterns are sufficiently severe to meet the criteria for pathological gambling
This study analyzed data from 226 treatment-seekers participating in a randomized clinical trial investigating treatments for pathological gambling
(Petry et al.
The study also found that antisocial personality, social anxiety disorder, and PTSD were more frequent in the relatives of pathological gamblers independent of whether the relative also had pathological gambling
The sample included 108 individuals: 71 pathological gambling
patients (54 men and 17 women) who consecutively attended assessment and outpatient treatment at a Pathological Gambling
Unit in the psychiatric department of one of the general hospitals of Barcelona, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge and 37 healthy controls (20 men and 17 women).
Evaluation of patients treated for pathological gambling
in a combined alcohol, substance abuse and pathological gambling
treatment unit using the Addiction Severity Index.
In the present study, we used DSM-IV 10-item pathological gambling
(DSM-IV PG) (American Psychiatric Association, 2000) criteria and the 20-item gambling problem index (GPI) (Neighbors et al.
Eadington or his contributions to: commercial casino gaming economic and market policies and development; the importance of problem and pathological gambling
and its adverse social and personal costs; or to the opportunities presented by his conferences for networking, intellectual stimulation, rigorous debate, and directing interdisciplinary attention to a significant global and growing business and recreational industry.
They are both based on the diagnostic criteria used for determining pathological gambling
as per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders--IV-TR (American Psychiatric Association 2000).
A literature review by Crockford and el-Guebaly (1998) found the highest co-morbidity of pathological gambling
with substance use disorders and they hypothesized that the similarity in the settings of alcohol, drugs and gambling was one of the possible reasons.