Diagnosis and Treatment of Gambling Disorder

Jon E. Grant, Brian L. Odlaug

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Gambling Disorder is a relatively common psychiatric condition characterized by maladaptive betting of money that results in psychosocial dysfunction. Although a significant cache of research exists examining the detrimental impact gambling has on individuals and families as well as the significant economic burden to society, there are currently no Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency approved medications or preferential therapies indicated for Gambling Disorder. This chapter highlights the clinical characteristics, available screening, and diagnostic instruments, and reviews the available pharmaco- and psychotherapeutic treatment literature for Gambling Disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBehavioral Addictions
Subtitle of host publicationCriteria, Evidence, and Treatment
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9780124077249
StatePublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive motivational behavior therapy
  • Cue-exposure
  • Family therapy
  • Gambling Disorder
  • Imaginal desensitization
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Psychiatric comorbidity
  • Psychosocial dysfunction


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