Journal article

Gambling and Impulsivity Traits: A Recipe for Criminal Behavior?

Gemma Mestre-Bach, Trevor Steward, Roser Granero, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Maria Teresa Talon-Navarro, Angel Cuquerella, Marta Bano, Laura Moragas, Amparo del Pino-Gutierrez, Neus Aymami, Monica Gomez-Pena, Nuria Mallorqui-Bague, Cristina Vintro-Alcaraz, Pablo Magana, Jose Manuel Menchon, Susana Jimenez-Murcia



Gambling disorder (GD) is a psychiatric condition that was recently recategorized as a non-substance-related addiction in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders. Criminal activity is commonly associated with gambling; however, few empirical studies to date have examined sociodemographic and psychological variables in this population. In this study, we explored criminal behavior history in a sample of consecutively recruited treatment-seeking gamblers (n = 382) and compared subjects with a history of illegal acts (n = 103, 26.9%) to those with no criminal record (n = 279, 73.1%). Impulsivity and personality traits were specifically explored, along with other gambling..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This manuscript and research were supported by grants from Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) (FIS P114/00290) and cofounded by FEDER funds/European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), a way to build Europe. GIBER Fisiopatologia de la Obesidad y Nutricion (CIBERobn) and GIBER Salud Mental (CIBERsam) are supported by ISCIII. This work was also supported by the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (P812015-68701-R). GM-B is supported by an AGAUR predoctoral grant (2017FI_B1 00145). CVA is supported by a predoctoral Grant from the Ministerio de Educacion, Cultura y Deporte (FPU16/01453).