Clinical features and treatment prognosis of pathological gamblers with and without recent gambling-related illegal behavior.

@article{Ledgerwood2007ClinicalFA,
  title={Clinical features and treatment prognosis of pathological gamblers with and without recent gambling-related illegal behavior.},
  author={David M Ledgerwood and Jeremiah Weinstock and Benjamin J. Morasco and Nancy M Petry},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={294-301}
}
A substantial proportion of pathological gamblers engage in gambling-related illegal behavior. We examined differences in baseline characteristics and treatment outcomes in two groups: pathological gamblers who did and did not commit gambling-related illegal acts in the year before treatment. Participants were 231 pathological gamblers enrolled in a randomized study of treatment that included cognitive behavior therapy and referral to Gamblers Anonymous (GA). Participants reporting recent… CONTINUE READING

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