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2010-03-05 12:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several state agencies are working together to highlight "National Problem Gambling Awareness Week," March 7-13, and to ensure Pennsylvanians with a gambling addiction know that help is available. The state departments of Health, Revenue, and Agriculture -- along with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board -- offer information on counseling and treatment services. "Most people are able to gamble without harmful consequences," said Health...

2010-03-02 13:33:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio and MINNEAPOLIS, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Thompson Law Firm filed two civil complaints in Federal District Court of Minnesota on behalf of patients who were prescribed Mirapex for Parkinson and Restless Leg Syndrome. The plaintiffs suffered adverse effects of compulsive behaviors such as pathological gambling. The complaints were filed in the United States District Court of Minnesota against Boehringer Ingelheim and Pfizer. The complaints charge defendants' Mirapex has...

2010-02-04 09:33:00

HAMILTON, N.J., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Super Bowl is the last desperate effort to break even for the season... it can be a double or nothing event for the problem gambler. The excitement and emotion associated with the Super Bowl is often not limited to the pass that scores a touchdown or an amazing interception. It is often the money riding on the game that proves to be more important than seeing a favorite team earn themselves a victory. When does betting on sports become a...

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...

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...


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