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DSM-IV pathological gambling in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication.
BACKGROUND Little is known about the prevalence or correlates of DSM-IV pathological gambling (PG). METHOD Data from the US National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R), a nationallyExpand
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Estimating the prevalence of disordered gambling behavior in the United States and Canada: a research synthesis.
OBJECTIVES This study developed prevalence estimates of gambling-related disorders in the United States and Canada, identified differences in prevalence among population segments, and identifiedExpand
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Updating and Refining Prevalence Estimates of Disordered Gambling Behaviour in the United States and Canada
  • H. Shaffer, Matthew N. Hall
  • Medicine
  • Canadian journal of public health = Revue…
  • 1 May 2001
Background: This study updates prevalence estimates of gambling-related disorders in the United States and Canada, identifies differences in prevalence estimates among population segments, andExpand
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Estimating the prevalence of adolescent gambling disorders: A quantitative synthesis and guide toward standard gambling nomenclature
This article reviews the extant published and unpublished studies that estimate the prevalence of adolescent gambling problems in North America. The nine nonduplicative studies identified by ourExpand
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Toward a Syndrome Model of Addiction: Multiple Expressions, Common Etiology
It is common for clinicians, researchers, and public policymakers to describe certain drugs or objects (e.g., games of chance) as “addictive,” tacitly implying that the cause of addiction resides inExpand
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Gambling and related mental disorders: a public health analysis.
This article reviews the prevalence of gambling and related mental disorders from a public health perspective. It traces the expansion of gambling in North America and the psychological, economic,Expand
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Gambling and the Health of the Public: Adopting a Public Health Perspective
During the last decade there has been an unprecedented expansion of legalized gambling throughout North America. Three primary forces appear to be motivating this growth: (1) the desire ofExpand
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A new brief screen for adolescent substance abuse.
OBJECTIVE To develop a brief alcohol and other drug (AOD) screening test for adolescents. METHODS A 9-item test was constructed by combining and modifying items from several AOD assessments, andExpand
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Pathological gambling among adolescents: Massachusetts Gambling Screen (MAGS)
This article describes the development of the Massachusetts Gambling Screen (MAGS). The purpose of the MAGS is to provide a brief clinical screening instrument that can (1) yield an index ofExpand
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Correlates of College Student Gambling in the United States
Abstract The authors report findings from the first national survey of gambling among college students. They collected information from 10,765 students attending 119 scientifically selected collegesExpand
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