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The aim of this study was to measure the reliability, validity, and classification accuracy of a Spanish translation of a measure of DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for Pathological Gambling (PG). Participants were 263 male and 23 female patients seeking treatment for PG and a matched non-psychiatric control sample of 259 men and 24 women. A Spanish translation(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of sex as a moderator variable for gambling and clinical profiles in a large sample of Spanish treatment-seeking patients for pathologic gambling (PG). METHOD Clinical and personality profiles were compared between 143 male and 143 female pathologic gamblers who sought consultation at a(More)
INTRODUCTION Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) seems to offer effective treatment for pathological gambling (PG). However, it has not yet been established which techniques yield the best results, or whether exposure and response prevention (ERP) techniques are of additional use. OBJECTIVES To evaluate clinical and socio-demographic characteristics of a(More)
OBJECTIVES. The present study analyses the internal factor structure of the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment (URICA) Scale in pathological gambling (PG). The scale's association with the clinical profile of patients is also evaluated. METHOD. The factor analysis was based on a sample of 531 men with a DSM-IV diagnosis of pathological gambling.(More)
BACKGROUND Neuroimaging and neuropsychological data from patients with an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) indicate the dysfunction of the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC). Olfactory processing has been associated with OFC function, although results from OCD studies regarding this sensory modality have been inconclusive. No previous study has analyzed both(More)
BACKGROUND The Dimensional Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (DY-BOCS) is a promising new instrument that allows patient and clinician ratings of dimension-specific symptom severity, as well as estimates of global symptom severity in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The goal of this study was to further explore the psychometric(More)
Ninety female outpatients with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) completed a semistructured interview to assess the relationship between different OCD symptom dimensions and the onset of OCD at menarche or during the perinatal period. Patients with hoarding symptoms had an earlier age at menarche than non-hoarders (12.1 ± 1.3 vs 13.0 ± 1.5 years, p =(More)
BACKGROUND Environmental stressors are considered to play an important role in the triggering of mental disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Although there is extensive literature on traumatic life events, little is known about the role of nontraumatic but nonetheless stressful life events (SLEs) in OCD. The aim of this study was to(More)
The aim of this study was to explore the association between pathological gambling (PG) and anger by assessing whether psychopathology and personality are related to PG and to evaluate gender differences. The sample comprised 71 PGs and 37 healthy controls. Anger, psychopathology and personality were assessed with the STAXI-2, SCL-90-R and TCI-R(More)
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