The Relationship Between Problem Gambling and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Abstract: Recent studies indicate that treatment-seeking problem gamblers display elevated rates of ADHD and that adolescents who screen positive for ADHD are more likely to engage in gambling, develop gambling problems, and experience a greater severity in gambling problems. This study aimed to (a) compare the prevalence of ADHD in treatment-seeking problem gamblers to the general population; (b) investigate the relationships between ADHD and problem gambling severity, cluster B personality disorders, motor impulsivity, alcohol use, substance use, gender, and age; and (c) investigate the degree to which these factors moderate the relationship between ADHD and problem gambling severity.

Waluk, O. R., Youssef, G. J., & Dowling, N. A. (2015). The Relationship Between Problem Gambling and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Gambling Studies, 1–14. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10899-015-9564-8
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