New Research on Gambling Use Disorder

“Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing from something.” – Wilson Mizner Who doesn’t enjoy a game of chance now and then? Trying your luck on an inexpensive lottery ticket can seem innocent enough, and might even net you considerable return. Spurred on by the lure of winning the big jackpot through television, radio, Internet, newspaper and other media ads may even prompt you to spend more than you intended. And it’s not just lottery tickets that people become hooked on but other forms of gambling as well: horse racing, slot machines, card games, sports betting. It should come as no surprise, then, that gambling use disorder (GUD) has steadily gained prominence as another form of addiction. New research on gambling addiction and GUD is both illuminating, troubling, and promising with respect to prevention, treatment and recovery. Gambling Officially Recognized in DSM-5 as Behavioral Addiction The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) took gambling out of the “Impulse Control Disorder” section and reclassified gambling disorder as part of the expanded section covering “Substance-related and Addictive Disorders.” With this action, gambling disorder is the first non-substance behavioral addiction. A 2016 review in Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation examined the similarities and differences between gambling disorder and substance use disorders (SUDs) and found many shared charact...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse Source Type: news

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