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  1. Fulltext. Taking chances : Problem gamblers and mental health disorders : Results from the St. Louis epidemiologic catchment area study.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study determined prevalence estimates of problem gambling and relationships to other psychiatric and substance use disorders.

    Methods

    In 1981, the Diagnostic Interview Schedule was used to collect epidemiological information on problem gambling and other disorders from 3004 adults in St.

    Louis, Mo.

    Results

    The lifetime prevalence of pathological gambling was 0.9% ; 46% of those surveyed gambled recreationally.

    Problem gamblers (those reporting at least one gambling-related problem) were 9.2% of the sample and were predominantely White (69%), male (78.2%), and younger than nongamblers.

    They were at increased risk for several psychiatric diagnoses, especially for antisocial personality disorder, alcoholism, and tobacco dependence.

    Conclusions

    Clinicians treating alcoholism and tobacco dependence may need to screen for problem gambling.

    Additional research in the context of increased gambling opportunities is needed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Jeu pathologique, Epidémiologie, Toxicomanie, Trouble psychiatrique, Homme, Association, Facteur sociodémographique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Trouble contrôle impulsion

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pathological gambling, Epidemiology, Drug addiction, Mental disorder, Human, Association, Sociodemographic factor, United States, North America, America, Impulse control disorder

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0388582

    Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 25/01/1999.