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dc.contributor.authorChamberlain, Samuelen
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Jonen
dc.contributor.authorLust, Katherineen
dc.contributor.authorChristenson, Garyen
dc.contributor.authorRedden, Sarahen
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-19T10:07:45Z
dc.date.available2018-04-19T10:07:45Z
dc.identifier.issn1365-1501
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/275005
dc.description.abstractBackground: This study sought to examine the prevalence of gambling disorder (GD) in a university sample and its associated physical and mental health correlates. Methods: A 156-item anonymous online survey was distributed via random email generation to a sample of 9,449 university students. Current use of alcohol and drugs, psychological and physical status, and academic performance were assessed, along with questionnaire-based measures of impulsivity and compulsivity. Positive screens for GD were based upon individuals meeting DSM-5 criteria. Results: A total of 3,421 participants (59.7% female) were included in the analysis. The overall prevalence of GD was 0.4%, while an additional 8.4% reported subsyndromal symptoms of GD. GD was significantly associated with past-year use of cocaine, heroin/opiate pain medications, sedatives, alcohol, and tobacco. Those with GD were more likely to have generalized anxiety, PTSD, and compulsive sexual behavior. Questionnaire-based measures revealed higher levels of both compulsivity and impulsivity associated with disordered gambling. Conclusion: Some level of gambling symptomatology is common in young adults and is associated with alcohol and drug use, as well as impulsive and compulsive behaviors. Clinicians should be aware of the presentation of problematic gambling and screen for it in primary care and mental health settings.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by a Wellcome Trust Clinical Fellowship to Dr. Chamberlain (110049/Z/15/Z). Dr. Grant has received research grants from NIAAA, National Center for Responsible Gaming, Brainsway, AFSP, TLC Foundation, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.subjectgamblingen
dc.subjectaddictionen
dc.subjectimpulsivityen
dc.subjectcompulsivityen
dc.titleGambling and Its Clinical Correlates in University Studentsen
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationNameInternational Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practiceen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.22162
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-01-31en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/13651501.2018.1436715en
rioxxterms.versionAM*
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-01-31en
dc.contributor.orcidChamberlain, Samuel [0000-0001-7014-8121]
dc.identifier.eissn1471-1788
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idWELLCOME TRUST (110049/Z/15/Z)
cam.issuedOnline2018-02-09en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-02-09


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