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Pathological Gambling: Compulsive-Impulsive Spectrum Disorder, Behavioural Addiction, or Both?

Bottesi, Gioia;
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  • Published: 28 Jan 2013
  • Country: Italy
Pathological gambling (PG) is a chronic and progressive condition, defined as “persistent and recurrent maladaptive gambling behaviour”; it is currently classified among the Impulse control disorders (Not Elsewhere Classified) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fourth Edition - Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR). The diagnostic criteria for PG resemble those of both Substance use disorders (SUDs) and Compulsive disorders (in particular, Obsessive compulsive disorder [OCD]). The terms compulsivity and impulsivity are interchangeably used to describe difficulties in self-control leading to repetitive psychopathological behaviours; nonetheless, t...
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Doctoral thesis . 2013

1.1. Diagnostic and clinical aspects 1.1.1. Diagnosis 1.1.2. Co-occurring disorders 1.1.3. The progression of Pathological gambling

1.2. Epidemiology and gender differences

1.3. Etiology 1.3.1. Genetics 1.3.2. Neurobiology 1.3.3. Behavioural factors 1.3.4. Cognitive factors 1.3.5. Social factors 1.3.6. An integrate model: The Pathway Model of Gambling

1.4. Treatment 1.4.1. Psychological treatments 1.4.2. Pharmacological treatments

4.1. General aims and hypotheses

4.2. Study 1- Compulsivity and impulsivity: a comparison between Pathological gamblers, patients with OCD and Alcoholics 4.2.1. Method 4.2.2. Results Differences between groups in self-report and cognitive measures Analysis of Go/Nogo task performances Analysis of IGT profiles 4.2.3. Summary of results

4.3. Study 2 - Compulsivity and impulsivity: a comparison between Pathological gamblers and croupiers 4.3.1. Method 4.3.2. Results Differences between groups in self-report and cognitive measures Analysis of Go/Nogo task performances Analysis of IGT profiles 4.3.3. Summary of results

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