Natural recovery and treatment-seeking in pathological gambling: results of two U.S. national surveys.

@article{Slutske2006NaturalRA,
  title={Natural recovery and treatment-seeking in pathological gambling: results of two U.S. national surveys.},
  author={Wendy S. Slutske},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={163 2},
  pages={297-302}
}
OBJECTIVE Pathological gambling is described in DSM-IV as a chronic and persisting disorder, but recent community-based longitudinal studies that have highlighted the transitory nature of gambling-related problems have called into question whether this is an accurate characterization. This emerging evidence of high rates of recovery coupled with low rates of treatment-seeking for pathological gambling suggests that natural recovery might be common. The purpose of the present study was to… CONTINUE READING
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