Journal article

The Application of an Etiological Model of Personality Disorders to Problem Gambling

Meredith Brown, J Sabura Allen, Nicki A Dowling

Journal of Gambling Studies | SPRINGER | Published : 2015


Problem gambling is a significant mental health problem that creates a multitude of intrapersonal, interpersonal, and social difficulties. Recent empirical evidence suggests that personality disorders, and in particular borderline personality disorder (BPD), are commonly co-morbid with problem gambling. Despite this finding there has been very little research examining overlapping factors between these two disorders. The aim of this review is to summarise the literature exploring the relationship between problem gambling and personality disorders. The co-morbidity of personality disorders, particularly BPD, is reviewed and the characteristics of problem gamblers with co-morbid personality di..

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