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A critical review of treatment approaches for gambling disorders.

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A critical review of treatment approaches for gambling disorders.

Curr Drug Abuse Rev. 2011 Jun;4(2):67-80

Authors: Stea JN, Hodgins DC

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This review presents the theoretical model, evidence base, and theoretical and methodological issues for seven treatment approaches to gambling disorders: 1) psychoanalytic and psychodynamic treatments, 2) Gamblers Anonymous, 3) behavioural treatments, 4) cognitive and cognitive-behavioural therapies, 5) brief, motivational, and self-directed interventions, 6) pharmacotherapies, and 7) family therapy approaches. Throughout the review, broader clinical and research issues are also discussed, including barriers to treatment-seeking, controlled gambling versus abstinence as a treatment goal, comorbidity, and the evaluation of treatment efficacy and effectiveness.

PMID: 21696346 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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