Journal article

The Contribution of Sex, Personality Traits, Age of Onset and Disorder Duration to Behavioral Addictions

Susana Valero-Solis, Roser Granero, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Trevor Steward, Gemma Mestre-Bach, Nuria Mallorqui-Bague, Virginia Martin-Romera, Neus Aymami, Monica Gomez-Pena, Amparo del Pino-Gutierrez, Marta Bano, Laura Moragas, Jose M Menchon, Susana Jimenez-Murcia

Frontiers in Psychiatry | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2018


Background and aims: Increases in the prevalence of behavioral addictions worldwide have led to a growth in the etiological research of the specific contribution of risk/protective factors to these disorders. The objective of this study was to assess the relative role of patients' sex, age of disorder onset and disorder duration on the clinical profile of behavioral addictions. Methods: Our sample included treatment-seeking patients diagnosed with gambling disorder (GD, n = 3,174), internet gambling disorder (IGD, n = 45), compulsive buying (CB, n = 113), and sex addiction (SA, n = 34). Results: The pattern of associations between the independent variables and the outcomes were strongly rela..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Financial support was received through the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (grant PSI2011-28349 and PSI2015-68701-R). FIS PI14/00290, FIS PI17/01167, and 18MSP001-2017I067 received aid from the Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad. CIBER Fisiologia Obesidad y Nutricion (CIBERobn) and CIBER Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), both of which are initiatives of ISCIII. GMB is supported by a predoctoral AGAUR grant (2018 FI_B2 00174), grant co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) "ESF", investing in your future. With the support of the Secretariat for Universities and Research of the Ministry of Business and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia. We thank the CERCA Programme and the Generalitat de Catalunya for institutional support. We also thank the Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) and their program, "Una manera de hacer Europa" (A Way to Build Europe).