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2014-06-17 11:01:12

University of Iowa Health Care Problem may be biologically related to PTSD, social anxiety disorder, and antisocial personality 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. "Our work clearly shows that pathological gambling runs in families at a...

2014-05-21 13:44:01

St. Michael's Hospital 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, a new study from St. Michael's Hospital has found. "Intuitively, one might think there's a connection between problem gambling and homelessness but very few studies have explored this in any depth.," said Dr. Flora Matheson, a research scientist with St. Michael's Centre for...

2013-03-14 18:20:50

Study says early intervention is key to successful treatment of gambling To successfully treat pathological gambling, you need to intervene at an early stage, according to Susana Jiménez-Murcia from the University Hospital of Bellvitge in Spain and colleagues. Their study shows that a patient's age influences how severe the psychopathology and clinical aspects of pathological gambling are. Their work is published online in Springer's Journal of Gambling Studies. These days,...

2010-06-08 12:50:36

Genetic influences appear important in the development of gambling disorders in both women and men, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Pathological gambling is known to run in families, according to background information in the article. In one study, 8 percent of the first-degree relatives of individuals with gambling disorders had a lifetime history of similar problems, compared with 2 percent of relatives of...

2010-01-14 18:22:39

Findings point to dopamine replacement therapy causing dysfunction in specific areas of the brain People with Parkinson's Disease are more likely to display abnormal social behaviour and make poor decisions in ambiguous circumstances if they are pathological gamblers, according to research in the January issue of the European Journal of Neurology. A number of studies have already associated pathological gambling with Parkinson's, suggesting that it is a frequent impulse control disorder...

2009-12-10 12:33:44

Researchers study how the urge to gamble is suppressed Pathological gambling can be successfully treated with medications that decrease urges and increase inhibitions, according to researchers at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). Researchers found positive outcomes in gamblers treated with medications often used for substance addictions. People with pathological gambling disorder will continue their gambling behavior in the face of damaging...

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2009-04-20 10:05:00

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. In a national Harris Poll survey of 1,178 American youths (ages 8-18), ISU Assistant Professor of Psychology Douglas Gentile found nearly one in 10 of the gamers (8.5 percent) to be pathological players according to...

2006-03-08 15:25:00

NEW YORK -- 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. "Pathological gambling is a disabling disorder experienced by approximately 1 percent to 2 percent of adults and for which there are few empirically validated treatments," Dr. Jon E. Grant, of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, and colleagues explain in the American Journal...


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