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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...

2012-04-23 23:17:02

Give me the child at 3 and I will give you the adult compulsive gambler. That is the striking finding of a new study in Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science. Based on tests of over 900 individuals beginning in toddlerhood, the study found that “people who were rated at age three as being more restless, inattentive, oppositional, and moody than other three-year old children were twice as likely to grow up to have problems with...

2012-03-28 01:06:04

Concordia study looks at rates of risky behaviours for online and offline gamblers With the click of a mouse or touch of a mobile phone screen – in pyjamas or jeans – gambling is now at our fingertips 24/7 with Internet play. With this increased access to gambling, are online gamblers more prone to risky behaviours than offline gamblers? A new study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, led by Sylvia Kairouz of Concordia University, has compared...


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