Journal article

Service access and coordination in co-morbid pathological gambling cases: A proof of concept study

AC JACKSON, K Francis, S Vasiliadis, D Christensen

Gambling Research | National Association for Gambling Studies (Australia) | Published : 2014

Abstract

Clinical practice and empirical research has demonstrated that problem gamblers who present for treatment are often complex cases with multiple diagnoses. The current project utilised a service mapping approach to investigate mental health service use by clients of a problem gambling treatment service. Twenty one clients (9 male) from Gambler's Help services in a regional/ rural area of Victoria, Australia were interviewed. Results indicated that a majority of people had been in contact with a General Practitioner or mental health services but had not disclosed their gambling problem. Although clients generally had long 'careers' as problematic gamblers and were clients of multiple services,..

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