Pathological Gambling: A Clinical Guide to Treatment

Pathological Gambling: A Clinical Guide to Treatment

by Jon E. Grant
     
 

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This volume discusses how to diagnose pathological gambling and provides the tools to do so. Here 32 experts detail the clinical phenomenology, etiology, and treatment of pathological gambling, highlighting the current clinical approaches most likely to lead to early identification, symptom remission and improvement maintenance.

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This volume discusses how to diagnose pathological gambling and provides the tools to do so. Here 32 experts detail the clinical phenomenology, etiology, and treatment of pathological gambling, highlighting the current clinical approaches most likely to lead to early identification, symptom remission and improvement maintenance.

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Timothy Fong

Pathological Gambling: A Clinical Guide to Treatment is a well written and conceptually engaging book. Regardless of the reader's familiarity with pathological gambling, the book provides concise chapters that summarize the most recent research findings into clinically relevant messages... [I]t is up-to-date, is organized well, and serves as a fundamental starting point for the treatment of pathological gamblers.

Alex Blaszczynski

This book is an excellent resource that is highly recommended for clinicians and undergraduate students wishing to gain an overview of the field of pathological gambling. There is a wealth of useful statistics and the strengths and weaknesses of what is known about the aetiology and clinical treatment of pathological gambling articulated clearly.

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Reviewer: Brett C. Plyler, M.D.(Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
Description: This book examines pathological gambling and its epidemiology, clinical presentation, prevention, and treatment.
Purpose: The primary purpose is to document the clinical phenomenology, etiology, and treatment of pathological gambling.
Audience: The book is written for practicing clinicians.
Features: This book examines the epidemiology, etiology, treatment, and consequences of pathological gambling. It discusses issues such as behavioral and biological bases for gambling as well as medication and therapeutic treatments. The book also reviews available screening instruments as well as providing samples of some. Further, it has a section on the high risk population of adolescents and young adults.
Assessment: This is a well written and thorough examination of pathological gambling. I initially only had a passing familiarity with gambling problems but this book has greatly increased both my knowledge and comfort level in addressing and treating this problem in my patients. It has a good review of both therapy and medication treatment avenues as well as tests to follow the efficacy of each. The index provides a number of references for more advanced reading, but this book provides an excellent starting point for practicing clinicians who want to become more knowledgeable about pathological gambling issues.
Reviewer: Brett C. Plyler, M.D.(Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
Description: This book examines pathological gambling and its epidemiology, clinical presentation, prevention, and treatment.
Purpose: The primary purpose is to document the clinical phenomenology, etiology, and treatment of pathological gambling.
Audience: The book is written for practicing clinicians.
Features: This book examines the epidemiology, etiology, treatment, and consequences of pathological gambling. It discusses issues such as behavioral and biological bases for gambling as well as medication and therapeutic treatments. The book also reviews available screening instruments as well as providing samples of some. Further, it has a section on the high risk population of adolescents and young adults.
Assessment: This is a well written and thorough examination of pathological gambling. I initially only had a passing familiarity with gambling problems but this book has greatly increased both my knowledge and comfort level in addressing and treating this problem in my patients. It has a good review of both therapy and medication treatment avenues as well as tests to follow the efficacy of each. The index provides a number of references for more advanced reading, but this book provides an excellent starting point for practicing clinicians who want to become more knowledgeable about pathological gambling issues.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585626953
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/20/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Alex Blaszczynski
This book is an excellent resource that is highly recommended for clinicians and undergraduate students wishing to gain an overview of the field of pathological gambling. There is a wealth of useful statistics and the strengths and weaknesses of what is known about the aetiology and clinical treatment of pathological gambling articulated clearly. (Addiction)
Timothy Fong
Pathological Gambling: A Clinical Guide to Treatment is a well written and conceptually engaging book. Regardless of the reader's familiarity with pathological gambling, the book provides concise chapters that summarize the most recent research findings into clinically relevant messages... [I]t is up-to-date, is organized well, and serves as a fundamental starting point for the treatment of pathological gamblers. (Psychiatric Services)

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