First Evidence of Comorbidity of Problem Gambling and Other Psychiatric Problems in a Representative Urban Sample of South Africa

@article{Sharp2014FirstEO,
  title={First Evidence of Comorbidity of Problem Gambling and Other Psychiatric Problems in a Representative Urban Sample of South Africa},
  author={Carla Sharp and Andrew Dellis and Andre Hofmeyr and Harold Kincaid and Don Ross},
  journal={Journal of Gambling Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={31},
  pages={679-694}
}
We investigate the extent to which problem gambling in a recent South African sample, as measured by the Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI), is comorbid with depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Data are from the 2010 South African National Urban Prevalence Study of Gambling Behavior. A representative sample of the urban adult population in South Africa (N = 3,000). Responses to the 9-item PGSI and ratings on the Beck Depression Index, the Beck Anxiety Inventory, and the World Health… CONTINUE READING