Latest pathological gambling Stories
A study by University of Iowa researchers confirms that pathological gambling runs in families and shows that first-degree relatives of pathological gamblers are eight times more likely to develop this problem in their lifetime than relatives of people without pathological gambling.
Homeless clients using services at Toronto's Good Shepherd Ministries are nearly nine times more likely to have a history of problem or pathological gambling than the general population.
To successfully treat pathological gambling, you need to intervene at an early stage.
Genetic influences appear important in the development of gambling disorders in both women and men.
Findings point to dopamine replacement therapy causing dysfunction in specific areas of the brain.
Researchers study how the urge to gamble is suppressed.
Parents have been saying for years that their kids are "addicted" to video games, but a new study by an Iowa State University psychology professor is the first to actually report that pathological patterns of video game addiction exist in a national sample of youth, aged 8 to 18.
The impulse control disorder drug nalmefene, which has previously been shown to be effective for alcohol dependence, may also be effective for pathological gambling, according to a study.