Molly’s Game: Poker Hospital and Pathologic Gambling

March 22, 2018

The game looks disarmingly simple. In fact, it’s alarmingly complex.

A Case of Gambling Disorder

December 12, 2016

A patient is brought to the emergency department by her daughter for bizarre behavior and symptoms of mania after gambling from the casino for 48 continuous hours.

Mini Quiz: Gambling Disorder

January 26, 2016

If money is not the lure for problem gamblers, what is?

From Impulsivity to Addiction: Gambling Disorder and Beyond

August 31, 2015

Now placed “substance-related and addictive disorders” in DSM-5, gambling disorder has similiarities to other behavioral addictions, such as “food addiction” and “Internet gaming disorder.”

Introduction: The State of Addiction Psychiatry

April 30, 2015

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.

A Brief Review of Gambling Disorder and Five Related Case Vignettes

April 30, 2015

The loss of control over urges and behaviors may be the central component of gambling disorders, but there is so much more to consider. Individuals with these problems have exponentially higher rates of suicide attempts and completions.

Video Games: Recreation or Addiction?

April 30, 2015

Many people like to spend at least part of their free time playing video games. However, for some, what starts as innocent recreation becomes an addiction and, at times, tragedy ensues.

Tipsheet: Pathological Gambling

March 18, 2014

Pathological gambling is a common psychiatric condition that can present with a variety of symptoms. Treatment recommendations available for pathological gamblers, as well as resources for patients and their families in this Tipsheet.

Impulse Control Disorders: Clinical Characteristics and Pharmacological Management

June 02, 2013

Impulse control disorders are common psychiatric conditions in which affected individuals typically report significant impairment in social and occupational functioning, and may incur legal and financial difficulties as well.

The Psychiatrist and the Slot Machine

May 24, 2013

Are there differences in the neuroimaging of persons who just gamble and those who pathologically gamble?