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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Rachel L. Sanacora, Seth W. Whiting, Corey E. Pilver, Rani A. Hoff, and Marc N. Potenza

lower incomes may spend higher proportions of their annual income on gambling as compared to those with middle/higher incomes ( Schissel, 2001 ). This aspect warrants consideration, as people with gambling-related and other psychopathology are more

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parental self-esteem and self-efficacy were found to be related to lower psychopathology among children (e.g., depressive symptoms), and higher social functioning and self-esteem, parental self-esteem was more strongly linked with academic achievement (e

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available today about the online poker player population. What is known about the psychopathology of online poker players? What is the prevalence of problematic online poker? What are the predictors of problematic online poker? Finally, which research aspect

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Roser Granero, Fernando Fernández-Aranda, Gemma Mestre-Bach, Trevor Steward, Bárbara García-Caro, Fulvia Prever, Belle Gavriel-Fried, Amparo del Pino-Gutiérrez, Laura Moragas, Neus Aymamí, Mónica Gómez-Peña, Teresa Mena-Moreno, Virginia Martín-Romera, José M. Menchón, and Susana Jiménez-Murcia

duration, GD severity (SOGS-total), psychopathology (SCL-90-R scales), and personality traits (TCI-R scales) as indicators. The TwoStep Clustering system constitutes a scalable algorithm designed to handle large data sets including both continuous and

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 = .06) and no differences for tobacco dependence, illegal drug use disorders, and anxiety disorders (Table  2 ). Influence of self-esteem and psychopathology/comorbidities Before conducting the main calculation, a pre

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Núria Mallorquí-Bagué, Teresa Mena-Moreno, Roser Granero, Cristina Vintró-Alcaraz, Jéssica Sánchez-González, Fernando Fernández-Aranda, Amparo Del Pino-Gutiérrez, Gemma Mestre-Bach, Neus Aymamí, Mónica Gómez-Peña, José M. Menchón, and Susana Jiménez-Murcia

through structural equation modeling (SEM), analyzed the underlying mechanisms between emotional dysregulation (DERS), trait impulsivity (UPPS-P), psychopathology (SCL-90-R), GD severity (the number of DSM-5 criteria met out of a maximum of nine), and the

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Background and aims

Gambling disorder (GD) may have its onset in a wide range of ages, from adolescents to old adults. In addition, individuals with GD tend to seek treatment at different moments in their lives. As a result of these characteristics (variable age at onset and variable age at treatment seeking), we find subjects with diverse duration of illness (DOI) in clinical practice. DOI is an important but relatively understudied factor in GD. Our objective was to investigate clinical and neurocognitive characteristics associated with different DOI.

Methods

This study evaluated 448 adults diagnosed with GD. All assessments were completed prior to treatments being commenced.

Results

Our main results were: (a) there is a negative correlation between DOI and lag between first gambling and onset of GD; (b) lifetime history of alcohol use disorder (AUD) is associated with a longer duration of GD; (c) the presence of a first-degree relative with history of AUD is associated with a more extended course of GD; and (d) there is a negative correlation between DOI and quality of life.

Discussion

This study suggests that some important variables are associated with different DOI. Increasing treatment-seeking behavior, providing customized psychological interventions, and effectively managing AUD may decrease the high levels of chronicity in GD. Furthermore, research on GD such as phenomenological studies and clinical trials may consider the duration of GD in their methodology. DOI might be an important variable when analyzing treatment outcome and avoiding confounders.

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Joël Billieux, Adriano Schimmenti, Yasser Khazaal, Pierre Maurage, and Alexandre Heeren

Background

Behavioral addiction research has been particularly flourishing over the last two decades. However, recent publications have suggested that nearly all daily life activities might lead to a genuine addiction.

Methods and aim

In this article, we discuss how the use of atheoretical and confirmatory research approaches may result in the identification of an unlimited list of “new” behavioral addictions.

Results

Both methodological and theoretical shortcomings of these studies were discussed.

Conclusions

We suggested that studies overpathologizing daily life activities are likely to prompt a dismissive appraisal of behavioral addiction research. Consequently, we proposed several roadmaps for future research in the field, centrally highlighting the need for longer tenable behavioral addiction research that shifts from a mere criteria-based approach toward an approach focusing on the psychological processes involved.

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Fernando Fernández-Aranda, Roser Granero, Gemma Mestre-Bach, Trevor Steward, Astrid Müller, Matthias Brand, Teresa Mena-Moreno, Cristina Vintró-Alcaraz, Amparo del Pino-Gutiérrez, Laura Moragas, Núria Mallorquí-Bagué, Neus Aymamí, Mónica Gómez-Peña, María Lozano-Madrid, José M. Menchón, and Susana Jiménez-Murcia

, especially in female clinical populations ( Granero, Fernández-Aranda, Steward, et al., 2016 ). In general terms, those cases with both conditions generally have higher psychopathology and more dysfunctional personality traits ( del Pino-Gutiérrez et

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Gemma Mestre-Bach, Roser Granero, Trevor Steward, Fernando Fernández-Aranda, Marta Baño, Neus Aymamí, Mónica Gómez-Peña, Zaida Agüera, Núria Mallorquí-Bagué, Laura Moragas, Amparo del Pino-Gutiérrez, Carles Soriano-Mas, Juan Francisco Navas, José C. Perales, José M. Menchón, and Susana Jiménez-Murcia

exclusively during episodes of mania or hypomania. Symptom Checklist-Revised (SCL-90-R; Derogatis, 1990 ) This is a 90-item questionnaire measuring psychological distress and psychopathology. The items assess nine

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