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2010-11-10 17:29:09

70 percent of Quebecers gamble; nearly 41,000 are pathological gamblers The initial findings of a survey on the prevalence of gambling in Quebec have been released. The study also deals with behavior problems associated with gambling. The study reveals that nearly 70 percent of Quebec adults report having bet or spent money on gambling during the previous 12 months. It also found Quebecers spend an average of $483 annually on gambling activities. This survey was conducted between June and...

2010-11-10 00:00:37

A recent study conducted among college age students across the state revealed that 66% of students had gambled in the past year, and 1 in 5 students is at risk of or already has developed a problem with gambling. Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) November 9, 2010 A recent study conducted among college age students across the state revealed that 66% of students had gambled in the past year, and 1 in 5 students is at risk of or already has developed a problem with gambling. "Gambling is a...

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2010-10-14 10:50:00

Disorganized and emotionally unstable, poorly adapted, suffering from alcohol problems, impulsive, or with a "globally adapted" personality. These are the features of the four diagnosed types of compulsive gamblers identified by researchers at the University Hospital of Bellvitge (IDIBELL) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). According to the scientific team, only one of these four shows signs of a significant pathology. "We need to use different treatments for each sub-group of...

2010-07-22 14:48:00

Free, Confidential Helpline Can Assist Problem Gamblers, their Family and Friends HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the recent introduction of table games in casinos across the state, the Pennsylvania Department of Health continues to offer assistance to Pennsylvanians who have a gambling problem. The department's toll-free Problem Gambling Hotline, 1-877-565-2112, operates around-the-clock to help anyone who is dealing with compulsive or problem gambling. All...

2010-07-15 12:36:00

To see the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/british-columbia-lottery-corporation/offer-legal-online-casino-games Regulated site keeps up to $100 million spent offshore in B.C. VANCOUVER, July 15 /PRNewswire/ - BCLC announced today the addition of online casino games to PlayNow.com, British Columbia's gambling website. "We want to ensure money gambled in British Columbia stays in the province to benefit British Columbians," said Minister...

2010-06-29 08:08:46

Affected individuals have common psychological profiles A study of university students found no overlap between those reporting excessive Internet use and those with problem gambling. However, both addictive behaviors are associated with psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, and loneliness, according to a provocative Rapid Communication in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The article is available...

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...

2010-05-11 09:36:23

Pathological gambling, compulsive shopping, binge eating and other impulse control disorders appear to be more common among individuals taking dopamine agonist medications for Parkinson's disease, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. These behaviors have been reported previously in patients with Parkinson's disease, according to background information in the article. Preliminary estimates of impulse control disorders in this...

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2010-05-05 07:55:34

Study finds severe gamblers show greater response in brain regions associated with reward The brains of problem gamblers react more intensely to "near misses" than casual gamblers, possibly spurring them on to play more, according to new research in the May 5 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The researchers found the brain region that responds to rewards by delivering a dose of the chemical dopamine was especially active in these individuals. Studies have shown that pathological gambling...

2010-03-16 10:10:00

NORFOLK, Va., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In this week of March Madness office pools across the country, chances are that laying down five bucks and picking the winner of New Mexico State vs. Michigan State isn't going to turn you into a compulsive gambler. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090106/PH55551LOGO ) But some people aren't so fortunate, say experts at ValueOptions, the leading independent behavioral health company in the nation. For one or two percent of the...


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