Self-reported impulsivity and inhibitory control in problem gamblers
Felicity K Lorains, Julie C Stout, John L Bradshaw, Nicki A Dowling, Peter G Enticott
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2014
Impulsivity is considered a core feature of problem gambling; however, self-reported impulsivity and inhibitory control may reflect disparate constructs. We examined self-reported impulsivity and inhibitory control in 39 treatment-seeking problem gamblers and 41 matched controls using a range of self-report questionnaires and laboratory inhibitory control tasks. We also investigated differences between treatment-seeking problem gamblers who prefer strategic (e.g., sports betting) and nonstrategic (e.g., electronic gaming machines) gambling activities. Treatment-seeking problem gamblers demonstrated elevated self-reported impulsivity, more go errors on the Stop Signal Task, and a lower gap sc..View full abstract
Peter G. Enticott was supported by a Clinical Research Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia.