MGM Journal of Medical Sciences

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Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 317--320

Neuropsychopathology of gambling disorder


Chidiebere Emmanuel Okechukwu 
 Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Chidiebere Emmanuel Okechukwu
Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome.
Italy

Gambling disorder (GD) is characterized by a pattern of continual or persistent gambling behavior, which may be online or offline, demonstrated by impaired control over gambling (e.g., inception, rate, passion, duration, cessation, and perspective). GD entails growing precedence given to gambling activities to the point that gambling takes priority over other daily activities and continuation and intensification of gambling despite the rate of negative consequences. The pattern of gambling behavior may be constant or episodic and recurrent. With regard to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition, gambling behavior and associated characteristics are usually apparent over at least 12 months for a diagnosis to be assigned, although the required period may be reduced if all the diagnostic criteria are met and the symptoms are severe.


How to cite this article:
Okechukwu CE. Neuropsychopathology of gambling disorder.MGM J Med Sci 2021;8:317-320


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Okechukwu CE. Neuropsychopathology of gambling disorder. MGM J Med Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 17 ];8:317-320
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