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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634462/gender-invariance-of-the-gambling-behavior-scale-for-adolescents-gbs-a-an-analysis-of-differential-item-functioning-using-item-response-theory
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Maria Anna Donati, Francesca Chiesi, Viola A Izzo, Caterina Primi
As there is a lack of evidence attesting the equivalent item functioning across genders for the most employed instruments used to measure pathological gambling in adolescence, the present study was aimed to test the gender invariance of the Gambling Behavior Scale for Adolescents (GBS-A), a new measurement tool to assess the severity of Gambling Disorder (GD) in adolescents. The equivalence of the items across genders was assessed by analyzing Differential Item Functioning within an Item Response Theory framework...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632523/frontotemporal-dementia-presenting-as-gambling-disorder-when-a-psychiatric-condition-is-the-clue-to-a-neurodegenerative-disease
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Giacomo Tondo, Fabiola De Marchi, Emanuela Terazzi, Marta Sacchetti, Roberto Cantello
Behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia, the most common form of frontotemporal dementia, is characterized by executive dysfunction and changes in personality and behavior, sometimes with associated psychiatric disorders. We report a man who suddenly developed a gambling disorder when he was 55 years old. A year later he developed personality changes of agitation, euphoria, and disinhibition, along with binge eating and dysthymia. He did not improve on paroxetine 40 mg/day. Two years after the onset of his symptoms, he came to our clinic for evaluation...
June 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631520/striatal-changes-underlie-mpep-mediated-suppression-of-the-acquisition-and-expression-of-pramipexole-induced-place-preference-in-an-alpha-synuclein-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Simon Loiodice, Portia McGhan, Vitalina Gryshkova, Renaud Fleurance, David Dardou, Aziz Hafidi, Andre Nogueira da Costa, Franck Durif
Impulsive-compulsive disorders in Parkinson's disease patients have been described as behavioural or substance addictions including pathological gambling or compulsive medication use of dopamine replacement therapy. A substantial gap remains in the understanding of these disorders. We previously demonstrated that the rewarding effect of the D2/D3 agonist pramipexole was enhanced after repeated exposure to L-dopa and alpha-synuclein mediated dopaminergic nigral loss with specific transcriptional signatures suggesting a key involvement of the glutamatergic pathway...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612049/episodic-tags-enhance-striatal-valuation-signals-during-temporal-discounting-in-pathological-gamblers
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Antonius Wiehler, Frederike Hermi Petzschner, Klaas Enno Stephan, Jan Peters
Similar to many addiction disorders, pathological gambling is associated with an increased preference for immediate rewards (steep temporal discounting). In healthy participants, episodic future thinking has been shown to reduce impulsivity during intertemporal choice. Here, we examine for the first time a modulation of temporal discounting via episodic future thinking in a group of pathological gamblers. We investigated a sample of 24 pathological gamblers and 24 matched healthy controls with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)...
May 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593270/are-there-differences-in-disruptions-of-reward-processing-between-substance-use-disorder-and-gambling-disorder
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Ruth J van Holst, Tim van Timmeren, Anneke E Goudriaan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 7, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593251/are-there-differences-in-disruptions-of-reward-processing-between-substance-use-disorder-and-gambling-disorder-reply
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Arnt F Schellekens, Maartje Luijten, Guillaume Sescousse
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 7, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587688/hot-and-cold-executive-functions-in-youth-with-psychotic-symptoms
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L E MacKenzie, V C Patterson, A Zwicker, V Drobinin, H L Fisher, S Abidi, A N Greve, A Bagnell, L Propper, M Alda, B Pavlova, R Uher
BACKGROUND: Psychotic symptoms are common in children and adolescents and may be early manifestations of liability to severe mental illness (SMI), including schizophrenia. SMI and psychotic symptoms are associated with impairment in executive functions. However, previous studies have not differentiated between 'cold' and 'hot' executive functions. We hypothesized that the propensity for psychotic symptoms is specifically associated with impairment in 'hot' executive functions, such as decision-making in the context of uncertain rewards and losses...
June 7, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578520/episodic-and-binge-gambling-an-exploration-and-preliminary-quantitative-study
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S Cowlishaw, E Nespoli, J K Jebadurai, N Smith, H Bowden-Jones
The DSM-5 includes provisions for episodic forms of gambling disorder, with such changes aligned with earlier accounts of potential binge gambling behaviours. However, there is little research that indicates the utility of these classifications of episodic or binge gambling, and this study considered their characteristics in a clinical sample. It involved administration of a new binge gambling screening tool, along with routine measures, to n = 214 patients entering a specialist treatment clinic for gambling problems...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Gambling Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573085/development-and-validation-of-the-pachinko-pachi-slot-playing-ambivalence-scale
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Yasunobu Komoto, Akiyo Shoun, Kumiko Akiyama, Akira Sakamoto, Taku Sato, Naoyuki Nishimura, Kikunori Shinohara, Hitoshi Ishida, Nobuo Makino
BACKGROUND: A scale aimed at measuring ambivalence among people with pachinko/pachi-slot playing disorder, the Pachinko/Pachi-Slot Playing Ambivalence Scale (PPAS), was developed and its reliability and validity ascertained. METHODS: A total of 522 participants (average year: 48.0) who were residing in Tokyo Metropolitan Area, and had played pachinko within the previous year completed questions relating to demographics, four gambling-related scales (including South Oaks Gambling Screen) and two general ambivalence scales (including Ambivalence over Emotional Expressiveness Questionnaire)...
2017: Asian journal of gambling issues and public health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570912/current-suicidal-ideation-in-treatment-seeking-individuals-in-the-united-kingdom-with-gambling-problems
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Silvia Ronzitti, Emiliano Soldini, Neil Smith, Marc N Potenza, Massimo Clerici, Henrietta Bowden-Jones
BACKGROUND: Studies show higher lifetime prevalence of suicidality in individuals with pathological gambling. However, less is known about the relationship between pathological gambling and current suicidal ideation. OBJECTIVES: We investigated socio-demographic, clinical and gambling-related variables associated with suicidality in treatment-seeking individuals. METHODS: Bivariate analyses and logistic regression models were generated on data from 903 individuals to identify measures associated with aspects of suicidality...
May 24, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570911/binge-drinking-and-non-partner-aggression-are-associated-with-gambling-among-veterans-with-recent-substance-use-in-va-outpatient-treatment
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Alan K Davis, Erin E Bonar, Jason E Goldstick, Maureen A Walton, Jamie Winters, Stephen T Chermack
BACKGROUND: Gambling is relatively under-assessed in Veterans Affairs (VA) substance use disorder (SUD) treatment settings, yet shared characteristics with substance addiction suggest the importance of understanding how gambling behaviors present in Veterans seeking SUD care. METHOD: We evaluated substance use, mental health, and violence-related correlates of past 30-day gambling among 833 Veterans (93% male, M age 48years, 72% Caucasian) seeking treatment in VA outpatient mental health and SUD clinics who completed screening for a randomized clinical trial...
May 20, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560882/gambling-disorder-association-between-duration-of-illness-clinical-and-neurocognitive-variables
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Gustavo C Medeiros, Sarah A Redden, Samuel R Chamberlain, Jon E Grant
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...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555873/does-size-matter-an-examination-of-problem-gamblers-skin-conductance-responses-to-large-and-small-magnitude-rewards
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Lisa Lole, Craig J Gonsalvez
Previous research has shown that individuals with substance use disorder equally value small and large magnitude rewards. This has led some researchers to conceptualize the problematic behaviors associated with this disorder as being, at least in part, caused by a deficiency in processing reward stimuli. Considering the documented similarities between substance use disorder and disordered gambling, the current study sought to investigate whether problem gamblers also display such an aberrant pattern of incentive processing...
May 27, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554425/excessive-gambling-and-gaming-addictive-disorders
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John B Saunders, Louisa Degenhardt, Michael Farrell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542389/cognitive-distortions-among-older-adult-gamblers-in-an-asian-context
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Mythily Subramaniam, Siow Ann Chong, Colette Browning, Shane Thomas
AIMS: The study aims to describe the construct of cognitive distortions based on the narratives of older adult gamblers (aged 60 years and above) in Singapore. METHODS: Singapore residents (citizens or permanent residents) aged 60 years and above, who were current or past regular gamblers were included in the study. Participants were recruited using a combination of venue based approach, referrals from service providers as well as by snowball sampling. In all, 25 in-depth interviews were conducted with older adult gamblers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531824/is-subclinical-gambling-really-subclinical
#16
Jeremiah Weinstock, Laura M April, Selmi Kallmi
Gambling disorder and substance use disorders (SUD) overlap in terms of etiology and diagnostic constructs (e.g., preoccupation, loss of control), yet diagnostic thresholds for the disorders are different. Currently, endorsing 2-3 gambling disorder criteria does not warrant a diagnosis while endorsing 2-3 SUD criteria does. The aim of this study was to examine whether subclinical gamblers (i.e., endorsing 2-3 gambling disorder criteria) experience psychosocial dysfunction equivalent to individuals who are diagnosed with mild severity SUD (i...
May 15, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528231/neurocognitive-dysfunction-in-problem-gamblers-with-co-occurring-antisocial-personality-disorder
#17
Austin W Blum, Eric W Leppink, Jon E Grant
OBJECTIVES: Problem gamblers with symptoms of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) may represent a distinct problem gambling subtype, but the neurocognitive profile of individuals affected by both disorders is poorly characterized. METHOD: Non-treatment-seeking young adults (18-29years) who gambled ≥5 times in the preceding year were recruited from the general community. Problem gamblers (defined as those meeting ≥1 DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for gambling disorder) with a lifetime history of ASPD (N=26) were identified using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) and compared with controls (N=266) using questionnaire-based impulsivity scales and objective computerized neuropsychological tasks...
July 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523287/modeling-risky-decision-making-in-nonhuman-animals-shared-core-features
#18
Sarah R Heilbronner
Understanding the neural mechanisms of risky decision-making is critical to developing appropriate treatments for psychiatric disorders, problem gambling, and addiction to drugs of abuse. Probing neurobiological mechanisms requires the use of nonhuman animal models (particularly rhesus macaques, rats, and mice). However, there is considerable variation across species in risk preferences. Nevertheless, there are shared core features of risky decision-making present across species. As demonstrated with a wide variety of behavioral paradigms, modulators of risk preference observed in humans are readily replicated in model species...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521732/the-berlin-inventory-of-gambling-behavior-screening-big-s-validation-using-a-clinical-sample
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Martin Wejbera, Kai W Müller, Jan Becker, Manfred E Beutel
BACKGROUND: Published diagnostic questionnaires for gambling disorder in German are either based on DSM-III criteria or focus on aspects other than life time prevalence. This study was designed to assess the usability of the DSM-IV criteria based Berlin Inventory of Gambling Behavior Screening tool in a clinical sample and adapt it to DSM-5 criteria. METHODS: In a sample of 432 patients presenting for behavioral addiction assessment at the University Medical Center Mainz, we checked the screening tool's results against clinical diagnosis and compared a subsample of n=300 clinically diagnosed gambling disorder patients with a comparison group of n=132...
May 18, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515502/ismp-adverse-drug-reactions-pregabalin-induced-stuttering-nitroglycerine-induced-bradycardia-progressing-to-asystole-minocycline-induced-dress-leading-to-liver-transplantation-and-type-1-diabetes-increased-risk-of-vertebral-fractures-in-women-receiving-thiazide
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Michael A Mancano
The purpose of this feature is to heighten awareness of specific adverse drug reactions (ADRs), discuss methods of prevention, and promote reporting of ADRs to the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) MedWatch program (800-FDA-1088). If you have reported an interesting, preventable ADR to MedWatch, please consider sharing the account with our readers. Write to Dr. Mancano at ISMP, 200 Lakeside Drive, Suite 200, Horsham, PA 19044 (phone: 215-707-4936; e-mail: mmancano@temple.edu). Your report will be published anonymously unless otherwise requested...
April 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
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