This June 2010 edition of Issues & Insights reflects on the progress of the field by answering the question, “What has been the most significant change in how scientists look at gambling disorders over the past 30 years?
Research & Resources: A Guide to Gambling Disorders and Responsible Gaming allows quick and easy access to a library of the most significant research findings in the field of gambling disorders, providing an overview of key studies by leading researchers. It also includes a guide to the NCRG’s and the industry’s major responsible gaming education and outreach initiatives, a glossary of commonly used research terms and helpful online publications and resources.
Developed as a supplement to the first edition of the NCRG's Gambling and Health series, this one-page flyer for employees outlines facts about the issue and resources to learn more about gambling addiction.
What is the prevalence rate of gambling disorders? What is the impact of increased exposure to gambling? How do gambling disorders impact public health? The third volume of the NCRG's monograph series, titled "Gambling and the Public Health, Part 1," answers these questions and more. It includes research summaries on the following topics:
More than 96 percent of people who have had pathological gambling in their lifetime also have suffered from an additional psychiatric or substance use disorder. The fourth volume of the NCRG's monograph series, titled "Gambling and the Public Health, Part 2," features scientific research that can inform public health strategies and responsible gaming programs designed to reduce gambling-related harms. It includes research summaries on the following topics:
As new gaming jurisdictions are established across the country, gambling disorders have become more prominent in the public dialogue. There is a lot information in the media and online about gambling disorders, but what does the research say?
Download this fact sheet to learn about the findings on gambling disorders from peer-reviewed, reputable research.
The field of research on gambling disorders is relatively young compared with research investigating other mental health disorders. Many of the significant advancements in the field of research on gambling disorders to date have been made by research supported by the NCRG and are detailed in this fact sheet.
Human resources (HR) and employee assistance (EA) professionals are often trained to help employees with addiction and other mental health issues, but are not always equipped with the knowledge and resources when it comes to pathological gambling.
In the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), gambling disorders are classified as an addictive disorder. According to the DSM-5, to be diagnosed with a gambling disorder, an individual must meet four of the nine diagnostic criteria.
Download this fact sheet to learn more about diagnosing gambling disorders.
There is a lot of information on gambling disorders and responsible gaming – some of it is difficult to understand and some of it is not based on scientific studies. This NCRG video uses findings from peer-reviewed scientific studies to explain the latest research on gambling disorders, including the prevalence rate, the impact of proximity and exposure to casinos, and treatment and recovery options.
Watch this video to learn more about gambling disorders.