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2013-03-27 08:32:09

National Poll Reveals Excessive Gambling Habits of Men and Women across the US NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningside Recovery, the leading addiction recovery center in Newport Beach, CA, today announced the results of a national survey which asked men and women across the country about their gambling behaviors and patterns. The poll surveyed over 1,030 men and women over the age of 18 on Gambling Addiction and revealed not only their gambling frequencies...

Gambling Decisions Influenced By Evolution
2013-03-18 19:05:50

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Many of us who have made vacation plans to travel to the entertainment and gambling bastions of Las Vegas or Atlantic City, or any number of the regional casinos around the nation, probably find we enjoy the thrill of the possibility of parlaying a nominal bet into a moderate windfall. However, the fact these locations continue to exist and thrive lets one know the odds are typically in favor of the house. There are,...

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,...

2013-03-01 12:25:14

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Revenue and Agriculture - along with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board - are working together during "Problem Gambling Awareness Week," March 3-9, to ensure that Pennsylvanians with gambling addiction problems know that help is available. "The Gaming Control Board urges individuals who think they may have a gambling problem and family members and friends of those individuals to...

2013-02-11 23:04:09

Problem Gambling: Learn More About It Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 11, 2013 March 3 — 9, 2013 marks the nation´s 11th Annual National Problem Gambling Awareness Week. The theme this year is Problem Gambling: A New Understanding of a Community Concern. The annual campaign is a collaborative project initiated by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and carried out through a grass-roots effort by communities nationwide, including the 35 state affiliate Councils on...

2013-01-29 23:03:00

Problem Gambling: A New Understanding of a Community Concern (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 Problem gambling is now classified as a behavioral addiction, according to the soon to be released Diagnostic Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) from the American Psychiatric Association. It was previously categorized as an impulse control disorder since its introduction into the DSMIII in 1980.     “This is significant,” says Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the...

2013-01-08 14:43:38

Parkinson's disease itself does not increase the risk of impulse control problems such as compulsive gambling and shopping that have been seen in people taking certain drugs for Parkinson's disease, according to new research published in the January 8, 2013, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "We've known for some time that these behaviors are more common in people taking certain Parkinson's medications, but we haven't known if the...

Fewer Gamblers In Iowa Despite Casino Growth In The State
2012-12-15 07:38:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Casinos seem to be springing up all over the country. However, a new study from the University of Iowa reveals that just because you build it doesn't mean they will come. The study, published in the journal Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, examined how casino growth in the state of Iowa has influenced gambling by residents. The results suggest that fewer Iowans gambled overall, and that fewer people have become addicted to gambling....

2012-11-21 00:22:24

Results of a new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health indicate that a developmental pattern of impulsiveness in young males is linked with gambling problems in late adolescence. Respondents considered to be in the high impulsivity track as early as first grade doubled the odds of meeting criteria for at-risk/problem gambling, and tripled the odds of meeting criteria for problem gambling. The study is the first to link a developmental pattern of...

2012-07-03 23:01:20

Impressive line-up in place for conference in Milwaukee Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 From teens to veterans to seniors to Internet gambling and much, much more, the focus will be on problem and compulsive gambling at the 26th National Conference on Problem Gambling. More than 400 people are expected to attend the conference July 13-14, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency, Milwaukee.     “Most people probably don´t think about the fact that the young adults of...