Gambling Disorder

  title={Gambling Disorder},
  author={Andreas Heinz and Nina Romanczuk-Seiferth and Marc N. Potenza and Alexander Blaszczynski},
  booktitle={Cambridge International Law Journal},
MB RL We sought to ascertain whether problem gamblers have impaired MF/MB orchestration on a two-step task GD patients continue to gambling after severe losses Reduced loss aversion in GD and alcohol dependence, suggesting that both addictive disorders show reduced sensitivity towards negative outcomes We tested how outcome valence would differentially impact reinforcement learning in GD by using a two-step sequential task ProbabiliNes to maintain the previous first stage choice depending on the… 

Attenuated Directed Exploration during Reinforcement Learning in Gambling Disorder

It is reported that gamblers rely less on the strategic exploration of unknown, but potentially better rewards during reward learning, which is reflected in a related network of brain activity.

An Exploratory Study in Gambling Recovery Communities: A Comparison Between ‘‘Pure’’ and Substance-Abusing Gamblers

Most of the available literature has shown that gambling disorder (GD) is often associated with several psychiatric conditions. Comorbidities with mood disorders, impulsiveness, personality traits,

Feasibility, Acceptance, and Safety of Metacognitive Training for Problem and Pathological Gamblers (Gambling-MCT): A Pilot Study

The present pilot study provides first evidence for the feasibility, acceptance, and safety of Gambling-MCT, a novel metacognitive training for individuals with gambling problems targeting gambling-related cognitive distortions.

Problem gambling during Covid-19

Background: Problem gambling could progressively grow in a period of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic to the possibility of gambling directly from home. Objectives: This pilot study highlights

A Comparison of Gambling-Related Cognitions and Behaviors in Gamblers from the United States and Spain

There may jurisdictional or cultural differences in terms of gambling-related cognitions, gambling preferences, and GD severity levels among individuals in the US versus Spain, which should be investigated further and considered when developing and implementing interventions for GD.

Emotion regulation as a transdiagnostic factor in eating disorders and gambling disorder: Treatment outcome implications

The results suggest that greater difficulties in ER lead to poorer treatment outcomes, and tailored treatments for patients with poor ER abilities would be recommended to improve adherence and treatment outcomes.

A Comprehensive Model for Gambling Behaviors: Assessment of the Factors that can Contribute to the Vulnerability and Maintenance of Gambling Disorder

The data suggested that alexithymia may increase the risk of developing a gambling disorder, mediating the association between insecure attachment and dissociation, as well as highlighting a significant influence of impulsiveness and compulsiveness on obsessiveness.

Excitement-Seeking Gambling in Adolescents: Health Correlates and Gambling-Related Attitudes and Behaviors

A single question may provide important information for identifying adolescents who are at elevated risk of problem gambling and associated negative outcomes, although the utility of the question in specific settings warrants direct examination, especially given the observed high prevalence of excitement-seeking motivations for gambling.

Problematic Gambling Behavior in a Sample with Substance Use Disorder: The Role of Attachment Style and Alexithymia.

Gambling disorder is a high comorbid disorder in substance abusers which conjunct appearance is related to worse symptomatology and evolution. Nevertheless, the research on the risk factors that may

e-Estesia: A Serious Game for Reducing Arousal, Improving Emotional Regulation and Increasing Wellbeing in Individuals with Gambling Disorder

Gambling disorder (GD) is associated with deficits in emotion regulation and impulsivity-related personality traits. In recent years there has been an increase in the use of serious games (SG) to



Dopamine D3 Receptors Modulate the Ability of Win-Paired Cues to Increase Risky Choice in a Rat Gambling Task

The results indicate that the cued rGT is a valuable model with which to study the mechanism by which salient cues can invigorate maladaptive decision making, an important and understudied component of both gambling and substance use disorders.

Risk-taking and pathological gambling behavior in Huntington’s disease

It is proposed that Huntington’s disease patients may not have an increased tendency to seek risks and start gambling, but that they do have a increased chance of developing an addiction once they engage in gambling activities.

Genetic basis of delay discounting in frequent gamblers: examination of a priori candidates and exploration of a panel of dopamine-related loci

Associations between delay discounting and both previously linked variants and a novel panel of dopamine‐related variants in a sample of frequent gamblers are examined.

A pathways model of problem and pathological gambling.

It is proposed that three distinct subgroups of gamblers manifesting impaired control over their behaviour can be identified and this work advances a pathways model that integrates the complex array of biological, personality, developmental, cognitive, learning theory and ecological determinants of problem and pathological gambling.

Dopamine Genes and Pathological Gambling in Discordant Sib-Pairs

The results suggest the association of PG with DRD1 −800 T/C allele T (P = .03) and the dopamine transporter gene (SCL6A3 40 bp VNTR).

Decision-making during gambling: an integration of cognitive and psychobiological approaches

  • L. Clark
  • Psychology
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2010
The status of two dominant approaches to gambling behaviour are considered, which appear to harness a reward system that evolved to learn skill-oriented behaviours and may promote continued, and potentially excessive, gambling.