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An empirical study of personality disorders among treatment-seeking problem gamblers

Brown, M., Oldenhof, E., Allen, J. S. and Dowling, N. A. 2016, An empirical study of personality disorders among treatment-seeking problem gamblers, Journal of gambling studies, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 1079-1100, doi: 10.1007/s10899-016-9600-3.

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Title An empirical study of personality disorders among treatment-seeking problem gamblers
Author(s) Brown, M.
Oldenhof, E.
Allen, J. S.
Dowling, N. A.
Journal name Journal of gambling studies
Volume number 32
Issue number 4
Start page 1079
End page 1100
Total pages 22
Publisher Springer
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2016-12
ISSN 1573-3602
Keyword(s) Biosocial developmental model
Borderline personality disorder
Personality disorder
Problem gambling
Science & Technology
Social Sciences
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Substance Abuse
Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Psychology
SOCIAL-ADJUSTMENT SCALE
BARRATT IMPULSIVENESS SCALE
PATHOLOGICAL GAMBLERS
PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS
EMOTION DYSREGULATION
PROTECTIVE FACTORS
MISSING DATA
BORDERLINE
POPULATION
MODEL
Summary The primary aims of this study were to examine the prevalence of personality disorders in problem gamblers, to explore the relationship between personality disorders and problem gambling severity, and to explore the degree to which the psychological symptoms highlighted in the biosocial developmental model of borderline personality disorder (impulsivity, distress tolerance, substance use, PTSD symptoms, psychological distress and work/social adjustment) are associated with problem gambling. A secondary aim was to explore the strength of the relationships between these symptoms and problem gambling severity in problem gamblers with and without personality disorder pathology. Participants were 168 consecutively admitted problem gamblers seeking treatment from a specialist outpatient gambling service in Australia. The prevalence of personality disorders using the self-report version of the Iowa Personality Disorders Screen was 43.3 %. Cluster B personality disorders, but not Cluster A or C personality disorders, were associated with problem gambling severity. All psychological symptoms, except alcohol and drug use, were significantly higher among participants with personality disorder pathology compared to those without. Finally, psychological distress, and work and social adjustment were significantly associated with problem gambling severity for problem gamblers with personality disorder pathology, while impulsivity, psychological distress, and work and social adjustment were significantly associated with problem gambling severity for those without personality disorder pathology. High rates of comorbid personality disorders, particularly Cluster B disorders, necessitate routine screening in gambling treatment services. More complex psychological profiles may complicate treatment for problem gamblers with comorbid personality disorders. Future research should examine the applicability of the biosocial developmental model to problem gambling in community studies.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s10899-016-9600-3
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
1506 Tourism
1701 Psychology
1608 Sociology
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30085996

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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