Cognitive treatment of pathological gambling.

@article{Ladouceur2001CognitiveTO,
  title={Cognitive treatment of pathological gambling.},
  author={Robert Ladouceur and C. Sylvain and Claude Boutin and Stella Lachance and Cynthia A Doucet and Jean Leblond and Christian Jacques},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={2001},
  volume={189 11},
  pages={774-80}
}
This study evaluated the efficacy of a cognitive treatment package for pathological gambling. Sixty-six gamblers, meeting DSM-IV criteria for pathological gambling, were randomly assigned to treatment or wait-list control conditions. Cognitive correction techniques were used first to target gamblers' erroneous perceptions about randomness and then to address issues of relapse prevention. The dependent measures used were the South Oaks Gambling Screen, the number of DSM-IV criteria for… CONTINUE READING
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