Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 65–71 | Cite as

Pathological gambling secondary to brain trauma

  • Alex Blaszczynski
  • Judy Hyde
  • Joseph Sandanam
Case Studies


A 23 year old brain injured male developed a pathological gambling disorder in response to social isolation which resulted from frontal lobe disinihibitory behaviors. The case illustrates the difficulties encountered in management and treatment where an impulse control disorder is superimposed on, and compounded by, organic-based frontal lobe impulsivity.


Frontal Lobe Social Isolation Pathological Gambling Impulse Control Gambling Disorder 
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© Human Sciences Press 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex Blaszczynski
    • 1
  • Judy Hyde
    • 1
  • Joseph Sandanam
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical PsychologyWestmead HospitalWestmeadAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineWestmead HospitalWestmeadAustralia

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