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(p. 412) Gambling Disorders 

(p. 412) Gambling Disorders
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(p. 412) Gambling Disorders
Author(s):

David C. Hodgins

, Jennifer L. Swan

, and Randy Stinchfield

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190492243.003.0019
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date: 23 August 2019

Gambling is defined as wagering money or something else of value on an outcome that is partially or primarily determined by chance. This broad definition comprises a wide range of activities, including informal, commercial, and illegal gambling. This chapter focuses on the assessment of gambling disorders in adults. It begins with a review of the nature of the disorders, which is followed by a review of clinical assessment instruments designed for the assessment purposes of (a) diagnosis, (b) case conceptualization and treatment planning, and (c) treatment monitoring and evaluation. Recommendations are included for instruments with the greatest scientific support and for assessing gambling use disorders in a clinically sensitive manner.

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