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A Brief Review of Gambling Disorder

The loss of control over may be the central component of gambling disorders, but there is so much more to consider. ©djmilic/shutterstock.com

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The articles in this Special Report provide a broad, cross-cutting perspective on the current state of addiction psychiatry, insofar as it may pertain to your own clinical practice.

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