Pathological gambling in adolescence: A narrative review

Crocettarachele Sartorio, Caterina La Cascia, Daniele La Barbera, Fabio Seminerio, Serena Giunta, Giuseppe Mannino, Mariangela Corso, Simonetta Montana, Lucia Sideli, Mariangela Corso, Simonetta Montana

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Pathological gambling is an emerging and increasing phenomenon in Western counties. This work is aimed at reviewing the existing literature on this topic, paying special attention to its development, course and outcome in adolescence. We will explore epidemiological data, the instruments for the diagnostic and clinical assessment, the course and the outcome of the disorder, the comorbidity with other psychiatric syndromes and disorders. The main risk factors will be described at individual, social and community level. We provide an overview of the available pharmacological and psychological treatments and we report a clinical vignette in order to describe the psychological and psychopathological features of pathological gambling in adolescence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-40
Number of pages40
JournalMediterranean Journal of Clinical Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology


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