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2010-01-14 12:44:50

New research unravels the brain mechanisms that underlie the ability of a standard drug treatment for Parkinson's to elicit compulsive behaviors in some patients with the disease. The study, published by Cell Press in the January 14th issue of the journal Neuron, provides fascinating new insight into the brain mechanisms that underlie a predisposition to behavioral addictions, such as pathological gambling and shopping. The tendency to make a compulsive choice, even when faced with...

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...

2009-12-10 11:54:02

The 2009 American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Annual Meeting will feature innovative research on PTSD, biomarkers for schizophrenia and treatment for gambling addiction. Study highlights include:     * Researchers Use New Techniques to Assess PTSD. Working with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, scientists have identified measurable traits that may be useful to evaluate PTSD and develop new treatments. Using blood analysis and brain imaging techniques, scientists have...

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2009-10-27 13:52:35

Many people perceive gambling to be a harmless recreational activity. However, it is estimated that six to eight million people in the United States personally suffer from a gambling related problem. This problem seems to grow tentacles, extending out to wreak havoc and can profoundly impact the physical, emotional, and financial health of the family (spouses, children, extended). As stated in this month's issue of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, the most common treatment models...

2009-10-23 14:17:59

Ten percent of young adolescent boys -- or one in 10 -- exhibit a symptom of conduct disorder as well as a symptom of risky or problem gambling, according to new research findings from the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA). As the number of conduct disorder symptoms increase, the number of problem gambling symptoms increase in step, the study showed. Interestingly, female adolescents exhibit conduct disorder (four percent) and risky or problem gambling (two...

2009-09-17 13:40:00

MORRIS, Ill., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading expert on gambling addictions, saying that "prohibition doesn't work," today praised the Illinois Video Gaming Act for addressing the issue head-on by providing funding for treatment programs. "Treatment, not prohibition, is the best way to treat problem gamblers," said Joanna Franklin, who has designed and delivered clinical training programs in 45 states, 10 Canadian provinces, 31 Indian tribes and nine countries outside the United...

2009-07-27 10:00:00

LAS VEGAS, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved $50,000 in contributions to the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) based in Washington, D.C. and $50,000 for The International Problem Gambling Center in Las Vegas. The contributions build on AGEM's long-standing support of organizations dedicated to the issue of problem gambling. Founded in 1972, the National Council on Problem...

2009-07-23 10:00:00

Rhode Island Hospital researchers propose change for consideration in fifth edition DSMResearchers from Rhode Island Hospital's department of psychiatry propose that the definition for major depressive disorder (MDD) should be shortened to include only the mood and cognitive symptoms that have been part of the definition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) for the past 35 years. Their recommendation would exclude those symptoms that are currently part of the...

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2009-06-18 06:25:00

In a research project designed to shed light on the physiological mechanisms behind addiction, scientists found that their rat subjects were capable of "playing the odds" in a gambling task. In an experiment designed to force the rats to make decisions that could earn them tasty rewards, scientists say that the rodents demonstrated the ability to develop a strategy by which they were able to maximize the amount of treats they received. The study, the results of which have been published in...

2009-06-17 10:01:14

UBC researchers have created the world's first animal laboratory experiment to successfully model human gambling. The advance will help scientists develop and test new treatments for gambling addictions, a devastating condition that affects millions worldwide.In addition to showing that rats can "play the odds," the study finds that gambling decisions can be impaired or improved with drugs that affect brain dopamine and serotonin levels suggesting that these neurotransmitters may moderate...


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