Gambling Disorder

  • Andreas Heinz
  • Nina Romanczuk-Seiferth
  • Marc N. Potenza

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Andreas Heinz, Anne Beck
    Pages 1-13
  3. Christopher J. Hunt, Alexander Blaszczynski
    Pages 15-27
  4. Donald W. Black, Martha Shaw
    Pages 29-48
  5. Adam S. Goodie, Erica E. Fortune, Jessica J. Shotwell
    Pages 49-71
  6. Paul J. Cocker, Catharine A. Winstanley
    Pages 101-125
  7. Gustavo C. Medeiros, Jon E. Grant
    Pages 171-180
  8. Meredith K. Ginley, Carla J. Rash, Nancy M. Petry
    Pages 181-194
  9. Leroy Snippe, Marilisa Boffo, Sherry H. Stewart, Geert Dom, Reinout W. Wiers
    Pages 195-233
  10. Anna E. Goudriaan, Wim van den Brink, Ruth J. van Holst
    Pages 247-269
  11. T. P. S. Oei, N. Raylu, J. M. Y. Loo
    Pages 271-295
  12. Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Lynette Gilbeau
    Pages 297-311
  13. Nina Romanczuk-Seiferth, Marc N. Potenza, Andreas Heinz
    Pages 313-320

About this book


This book provides an overview of the state of the art in research on and treatment of gambling disorder. As a behavioral addiction, gambling disorder is of increasing relevance to the field of mental health. Research conducted in the last decade has yielded valuable new insights into the characteristics and etiology of gambling disorder, as well as effective treatment strategies. The different chapters of this book present detailed information on the general concept of addiction as applied to gambling, the clinical characteristics, epidemiology and comorbidities of gambling disorder, as well as typical cognitive distortions found in patients with gambling disorder. In addition, the book includes chapters discussing animal models and the genetic and neurobiological underpinnings of the disorder. Further, it is examining treatment options including pharmacological and psychological intervention methods, as well as innovative new treatment approaches. The book also discusses relevant similarities to and differences with substance-related disorders and other behavioral addictions. Lastly, it examines gambling behavior from a cultural perspective, considers possible prevention strategies and outlines future perspectives in the field.


Addiction Cognitive Distortion Comorbidities of Gambling Innovative Approaches Pathological Gambling Psychological Interventions Substance-Related Disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Heinz
    • 1
  • Nina Romanczuk-Seiferth
    • 2
  • Marc N. Potenza
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and PsychotherapyCharité – University Medicine BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and PsychotherapyCharité – University Medicine BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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