; Taylor, Bagby, & Parker, 1997 ). Alexithymia and problemgambling have been shown to be associated in a number of studies. For example, Lumley and Roby ( 1995 ) found in a sample of adolescent problemgamblers, 31.4% were alexithymic compared with only 11
Problemgambling has been defined as gambling behavior that creates negative consequences for the gambler, others in his or her social network, or for the community ( Ferris & Wynne, 2001 ). The public stigma
encouraged public health workers to study the epidemiology of this behavior as they provide information about the incidence of problemgambling and the potential effectiveness of policies implemented to mitigate gambling’s harm ( Williams et al., 2012
Authors:Madison Stange, Alexander C. Walker, Derek J. Koehler, Jonathan A. Fugelsang and Mike J. Dixon
). In line with these features, scratch card gambling was found to predict problemgambling severity over and above demographic variables, whereas participation in traditional lottery draws was not ( Short et al., 2015 ).
Previous research has
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disorders, suggesting complex contributions to negative outcomes associated with PPG. Multiple levels of problem-gambling severity (including low-risk, at-risk, and PPG) are associated with elevated rates of both Axis-I and Axis-II DSM-IV psychiatric
Authors:Victoria Manning, Nicki. A. Dowling, Stuart Lee, Simone Rodda, Joshua Benjamin Bernard Garfield, Rachel Volberg, Jayashri Kulkarni and Dan Ian Lubman
the past year, with 0.8% identified as problemgamblers (PGs), 2.8% as moderate-risk gamblers, 8.9% as low-risk gamblers, and 57.6% as non-PGs ( Hare, 2015 ).
Systematic reviews of epidemiological research, predominantly from the USA, have
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gambling as a public health issue ( Volberg, Gupta, Griffiths, Olason, & Delfabbro, 2010 ). A recent review of worldwide research showed a high prevalence of both participation in gambling ( Delfabbro, King, & Derevensky, 2016 ) and problemgambling