Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
March 10, 2000 - Vol. 4 Issue 7
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1. Comorbidity, diagnosis, and treatment
2. Prevalence of gambling disorders in primary care
3. Diagnostic criteria, screening, treatment, recovery
4. Practice guidelines for treating gambling-related problems
5. The workplace and problem gambling
6. Helping teens and young adults with problem gambling
7. Mood disorders and problem gambling
8. Alcohol, violence, and aggression
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- Supervision: Issues in Clinical Supervision
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- Treating Chemically Dependent Families
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Pathologic gambling and problem gambling affect between 5 to
15 million Americans. Most pathologic gamblers begin gambling
when they are young. Today's newsletter focuses on this growing
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1. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN (AFP)
This article discusses comorbidity, diagnosis, screening,
2. AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA)
Prevalence of Gambling Disorders in a Primary Care Setting
This survey found that more than 6% of these patients met
the criteria for gambling disorders and that there is
significant comorbidity with tobacco use and alcohol abuse.
3. NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS
Pathological Gambling: A Critical Review
This book, which can be read online, contains chapters on
prevalence and effects of pathological gambling, diagnostic
criteria, screening, treatment, and recovery. There is a
zoom feature that you can use to enlarge the print.
4. MASSACHUSETTS DEPT OF
Practice Guidelines for Treating Gambling-Related Problems, An Evidence-Based Treatment Guide for
Practice Guidelines provides a conceptual map for clinicians to deliver clinical services for problem gambling treatment. It is intended to assist clinicians with the identification, assessment and treatment of problem gambling.
5. NEVADA COUNCIL ON PROBLEM GAMBLING
Problem Gambling and the Workplace
Data from gambling treatment programs shows that a majority of problem gamblers seeking treatment are employed.
6. FLORIDA COUNCIL ON COMPULSIVE GAMBLING
Help for Youth and Young Adults
Teens and young adults with gambling problems often have higher rates of alcohol, drug and tobacco use and are more likely to commit crimes or participate in illegal activities.
7. MOOD DISORDERS SOCIETY OF CANADA
Mood Disorders and Problem Gambling
Based on the current literature there appears to be a greater prevalence of mood disorders including dysthymia, major depressive disorders, cyclothymia and bipolar disorders amongst pathological gamblers.
Alcohol, Violence, and Aggression
Not only may alcohol consumption promote aggressiveness, but victimization may lead to excessive alcohol consumption.
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