gambling

Distorted Thinking in Gambling Addiction: What Are the Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms?

Fascinating new studies into brain activity and behavioral responses have highlighted the overlap between pathological gambling and drug addiction. The research, which is presented at the British Neuroscience Association Festival of Neuroscience (BNA2013)  has implications for both the treatment and prevention of problem gambling. Dr Luke Clark, a senior lecturer…

Parkinson’s Disease Itself Does Not Increase Risk of Gambling, Shopping Addiction, Study Finds

Parkinson’s disease itself does not increase the risk of impulse control problems such as compulsive gambling and shopping that have been seen in people taking certain drugs for Parkinson’s disease, according to new research published in the January 8, 2013, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American…

Internet Gamblers More Likely to Use Alcohol, Marijuana Than Offline Gamblers

People who engage in Internet gambling, such as online poker, are more likely to use alcohol and marijuana than those who gamble offline, a new study suggests. Online gamblers also were found to be involved in more types of gambling, and spent more money and time playing, PsychCentral.com reports. Researchers…