Familial influences on gambling behavior: an analysis of 3359 twin pairs.

@article{Eisen1998FamilialIO,
  title={Familial influences on gambling behavior: an analysis of 3359 twin pairs.},
  author={Seth A. Eisen and N Lin and Michael J Lyons and Jeffrey F. Scherrer and Kristle Griffith and William R. True and J. Goldberg and Ming T Tsuang},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={1998},
  volume={93 9},
  pages={
          1375-84
        }
}
  • Seth A. Eisen, N Lin, +5 authors Ming T Tsuang
  • Published in Addiction 1998
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Pathological gambling is becoming an increasing problem in the United States as the number of legalized gambling establishments grows. To examine vulnerability to pathological gambling, we estimated the familial contributions (i.e. inherited factors and/or experiences shared by twin siblings during childhood) to DSM-III-R pathological gambling symptoms and disorder. METHODS Data were obtained from a telephone interview performed in 1991-92 utilizing the Diagnostic Interview… CONTINUE READING

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