Journal article

Delay discounting and impulsivity traits in young and older gambling disorder patients

Trevor Steward, Gemma Mestre-Bach, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Roser Granero, Jose C Perales, Juan Francisco Navas, Caries Soriano-Mas, Marta Bano, Jose A Fernandez-Formoso, Virginia Martin-Romera, Jose M Menchon, Susana Jimenez-Murcia

ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Impulsivity is understood to be a multidimensional construct involving aspects such as impulsive choice and impulsive traits. Delay discounting, the tendency to place greater value in immediate rewards over larger, long-term rewards, has been associated with maladaptive choices in gambling disorder (GD). Delay discounting is known to evolve with age; though no study to date has evaluated the interactions between impulsivity, GD severity and age in treatment-seeking patients. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to examine whether associations between delay discounting and impulsivity traits differed between younger and older-aged GD patients. Secondly, we sought to untangle the mediating role of..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The findings described have not been published elsewhere. This work was supported by the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (PSI2015-68701-R); AGAUR (2009SGR1554) and Institute de Salud Carlos III (FIS14/00290). CIBER Fisiopatologia de la Obesidad y Nutricion (CIBERobn) and CIBER Salud Mental (CIBERsam) are supported by ISCIII. G.M.B. is supported by a AGAUR (2016FI_B 00568) predoctoral grant. C.S-M. is funded by a 'Miguel Servet' contract from the Carlos III Health Institute (CP10/00604).