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Pathological gambling : etiology, comorbidity, and treatment

Author: Nancy M Petry
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Pathological Gambling: Etiology, Comorbidity, and Treatment examines the prevalence and consequences of problem gambling as well as approaches to treatment. In this comprehensive book, Petry clarifies the current understanding of gambling as a disorder, including its levels of intensity; possible origins in biological, neurological, developmental, and environmental spheres; and special issues surrounding  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy M Petry
ISBN: 1591471737 9781591471738 9781433811777 1433811774
OCLC Number: 55679929
Description: x, 417 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Foundations for understanding. Introduction --
Terminology, prevalence rates, and types of gambling --
Assessment --
2. Etiology. Demographic correlates --
Comorbidity of disordered gambling and other psychiatric disorders --
Neurobiology and genetics --
3. Research on interventions. Pharmacotherapies --
Recovery without professional interventions --
Therapy for families and significant others --
Psychoanalytic and psychodynamic treatments --
Early behavioral treatments --
Cognitive biases and cognitive therapy --
4. A treatment model --
Cognitive-behavioral therapy --
Brief and motivational interventions --
5. Conclusions. Prevention: focus on gambling in youth and young adults --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Nancy M. Petry.

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Examining the prevalence and consequences of problem gambling as well as approaches to treatment, this text is an invaluable, comprehensive resource for both therapists and researchers.  Read more...
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