The Relationship Between Stress and Motivation in Pathological Gambling: a Focused Review and Analysis – Online First – Springer

This article reviews key findings on stress, motivation, and pathological gambling (PG). Environmental and dispositional sources of stress that promote PG are described, along with effects of acute stressors on risk-based decision-making. Gambling itself has stress-like physiological effects, activating norepinephrine (NE), cortisol (CORT), and, in PG subjects, dopamine (DA). Chronic exposure to gambling could evoke neuroadaptations in these systems, and motivation to…

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