authors:Ángels González-Ibáñez, Pilar V. Mercadé, Ma Neus Aymamí Sanromá, Carolina Pastor Cordero
published in: 1992
summary: This paper assesses both the clinical characteristics and gambling behavior of 45 pathological gamblers (40 male, 5 female, average age 41) in a psychiatric hospital in Barcelona, Spain. These pathological gamblers tend to have other addictions and psychiatric disorders in addition to their pathological gambling. Suicidal ideation and attempts were one of the most frequent complications with these patients. Slot and fruit machines were found to be the most preferred form of gambling. Loans and crime were frequently used by the gambler to finance his or her gambling. Nevertheless, the gambler is rarely aggessive, and legal problems resulting from serious crimes are the exception. The profile presentes is similar to that found among pathological gamblers in other countries.
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type: article in journal
publisher: Springer Netherlands
is part of a publication: Journal of Gambling Studies
copyright: © Springer
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 299 - end page: 310
keywords: Barcelona , behavioral therapy , clinical characteristics , pathological gambling , Spain
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