Journal article

Treatment of female pathological gambling: The efficacy of a cognitive-behavioural approach

Nicki Dowling, David Smith, Trang Thomas

JOURNAL OF GAMBLING STUDIES | SPRINGER | Published : 2006

Abstract

Given that a substantial proportion of current pathological gamblers are female, it is evident that women are underrepresented in the treatment outcome literature. The current study was designed to redress the limited information on the treatment of female pathological gambling. Although the use of cognitive-behavioural therapy is the most highly recommended approach as 'best practice' for the treatment of pathological gambling, no attempt to date has been made to evaluate the efficacy of this approach for female pathological gambling. Nineteen female pathological gamblers with electronic gaming machine problems were treated with a cognitive-behavioural program. While pathological gamblers p..

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