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Introduction to Behavioral Addictions
- J. Grant, M. Potenza, A. Weinstein, D. Gorelick
- PsychologyThe American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
- 1 August 2010
Growing evidence suggests that behavioral addictions resemble substance addictions in many domains, including natural history, phenomenology, tolerance, comorbidity, overlapping genetic contribution, neurobiological mechanisms, and response to treatment, supporting the DSM-V Task Force proposed new category of Addiction and Related Disorders encompassing both substance use disorders and non-substance addictions.
Risk Factors for Problematic Gambling: A Critical Literature Review
- A. Johansson, J. Grant, Suck-Won Kim, B. Odlaug, K. Götestam
- PsychologyJournal of Gambling Studies
- 1 March 2009
A critical review of risk factors for pathological gambling categorized by demographics, physiological and biological factors, cognitive distortions, comorbidity and concurrent symptoms, and personality symptoms and characteristics finds very few well established risk factors.
Reliability and Validity of the Pathological Gambling Adaptation of the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (PG-YBOCS)
- S. Pallanti, C. DeCaria, J. Grant, M. Urpe, E. Hollander
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of Gambling Studies
The Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale adapted for Pathological Gambling appears to be a reliable and valid measure of pathological gambling severity, and can be regarded as an important tool for clinicians and researchers treating pathological gamblers.
Double-blind naltrexone and placebo comparison study in the treatment of pathological gambling
N-acetylcysteine, a glutamate modulator, in the treatment of trichotillomania: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
This study, the first to the authors' knowledge that examines the efficacy and tolerability of a glutamatergic agent in the treatment of trichotillomania, found that N-acetylcysteine demonstrated statistically significant reductions in trichosomatic symptoms.
Gender differences in pathological gamblers seeking medication treatment.
Men had an earlier age of onset of gambling behavior, while women progressed to pathological gambling sooner after beginning to gamble, and both groups were equally likely to seek treatment, but Gamblers Anonymous and outpatient therapy were reported equally ineffective in reducing gambling symptoms.
Impulse control disorders in adult psychiatric inpatients.
- J. Grant, L. Levine, Daniel S. Kim, M. Potenza
- Psychology, MedicineAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
- 1 November 2005
Impulse control disorders appear common among psychiatric inpatients, and patients with and without co-occurring impulse control disorders did not differ significantly from each other on demographic measures or number or type of psychiatric diagnoses other than impulse control disorder.
The Gambling Symptom Assessment Scale (G-SAS): A reliability and validity study
Prevalence and clinical features of body dysmorphic disorder in adolescent and adult psychiatric inpatients.
Preliminary results suggest that body dysmorphic disorder, an underrecognized and often severe psychiatric disorder, may be relatively common in the psychiatric inpatient setting.