Inverse association between dopaminergic neurotransmission and Iowa Gambling Task performance in pathological gamblers and healthy controls.

@article{Linnet2011InverseAB,
  title={Inverse association between dopaminergic neurotransmission and Iowa Gambling Task performance in pathological gamblers and healthy controls.},
  author={Jakob Linnet and Arne M{\o}ller and Ericka Lynn Peterson and Albert Gjedde and Doris J. Doudet},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={
          28-34
        }
}
The dopamine system is believed to affect gambling behavior in pathological gambling. Particularly, dopamine release in the ventral striatum appears to affect decision-making in the disorder. This study investigated dopamine release in the ventral striatum in relation to gambling performance on the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) in 16 Pathological Gamblers (PG) and 14 Healthy Controls (HC). We used Positron Emission Tomography (PET) to measure the binding potential of [(11)C] raclopride to dopamine… CONTINUE READING
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