A systematic review and meta-analysis of cognitive-behavioural interventions to reduce problem gambling: hedging our bets?

@article{Gooding2009ASR,
  title={A systematic review and meta-analysis of cognitive-behavioural interventions to reduce problem gambling: hedging our bets?},
  author={Patricia Gooding and Nicholas Tarrier},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 7},
  pages={592-607}
}
Problem gambling is of serious public, social and clinical concern, especially so because ease of access to different types of gambling is increasing. A systematic review and meta-analysis was carried out to determine whether Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies (CBT) were effective in reducing gambling behaviour. Twenty-five studies which met the inclusion criteria were identified. Overall, there was a highly significant effect of CBT in reducing gambling behaviours within the first three months of… CONTINUE READING
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