Genetic Aspects of Gambling Disorders: Recent Developments and Future Directions – Springer

The familial aggregation of gambling disorders has been documented in the literature since the late 1980s. Currently, studies in large twin samples have confirmed that genetic factors contribute to the development of gambling disorders. In comparison to other psychiatric disorders, molecular genetic studies on gambling disorders are at an early stage; however, the use of larger samples and of new methodologies has provided important insights into its genetic underpinnings. The purpose of this article is to review twin and molecular genetics studies on gambling disorders published in the past 5 years and to discuss possible future directions of research in this area…

Source: Lobo, D. S. S. (2016). Genetic Aspects of Gambling Disorders: Recent Developments and Future Directions. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 1–9. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40473-016-0064-7

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