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The History of Problem Gambling

Temperance, Substance Abuse, Medicine, and Metaphors

  • Peter Ferentzy
  • Nigel E. Turner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Peter Ferentzy, Nigel E. Turner
    Pages 1-3
  3. Peter Ferentzy, Nigel E. Turner
    Pages 29-50
  4. Peter Ferentzy, Nigel E. Turner
    Pages 79-106
  5. Peter Ferentzy, Nigel E. Turner
    Pages 107-119
  6. Peter Ferentzy, Nigel E. Turner
    Pages 121-149
  7. Peter Ferentzy, Nigel E. Turner
    Pages 151-159
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 161-174

About this book

Introduction

Peter Ferentzy and Nigel E. Turner

The History of Problem Gambling: Temperance, Substance Abuse, Medicine, and Metaphors

 

This book documents the history of ideas about problem gambling and its link to addictive disorders. Using a combination of literature review and conceptual and linguistic analysis, The History of Problem Gambling explores how conceptions of problem gambling have changed over time.  Authors Ferentzy and Turner examine the religious, economic, socio-cultural, and medical influences on the development of the concept of problem gambling as a disease, along with the ways in which such ideas were influenced by attitudes towards substance abuse. The history of mental illness, notably as it pertains to themes such as loss of control over behavior, is also addressed. The book concludes with a discussion of problem gambling and addiction in general – their current status and future prospects – with an eye on which ideas about problem gambling seem most promising and which should perhaps be left behind.​

This book will be of interest to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, addiction counselors, researchers, historians,  public health professionals, and also persons who have experienced problems with gambling or substance use.

Keywords

Link between problem gambling and other addictions gambling addiction problem gambling problem gambling as a disease problem gambling as a public health issue problem gambling as addictive disorder

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Ferentzy
    • 1
  • Nigel E. Turner
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Addiction and Mental HealthTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6699-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6698-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6699-4
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