Problem Gambling

Problem Gambling

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Problem gambling is a perennial issue frequently reported in the media. It is estimated that almost 1% of the adult population in the UK has experienced some form of problem gambling, with similar figures for other developed countries. There are few books that offer an in-depth overview of the research into problem gambling. This volume fills this gap by bringing together international experts to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date resource that describes the state of the art of problem gambling research from the fundamental cognitive processes involved, to preventative methods and the most effective treatments for those for whom problem gambling is a reality.Further criteria include gambling asanescape (from problems or adysphoric mood) and loss chasing (persistent gamblingin the hopeof breakingeven withlosses). ... Whereas thefull CPGIhas 33 items, the Problem GamblingSeverity Index (PGSI;Wynne, 2003) consistsof the nine items ... foundto bemore equally endorsed by men andbywomen, and while those are partofthe DSMIV scale usedinOrford et al.

Title:Problem Gambling
Author:Fernand Gobet, Marvin Schiller
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-10-29


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