Journal of gambling behavior

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 293–301 | Cite as

Pathological gambling: Marital-familial factors, implications, and treatments

  • Robert W. WildmanII


The literature relating marital/familial factors to pathological gambling is reviewed. It is pointed out that numerous authors who focus on individual factors note the existence of marital problems in their patients. Additionally, improvements in the marriage often follow successful treatment for pathological gambling. Marital therapy has proven to be an effective intervention for this problem in many cases.


Effective Intervention Successful Treatment Individual Factor Pathological Gambling Numerous Author 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert W. WildmanII
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  1. 1.Lake's Crossing Center for the Mentally Disordered OffenderSparks

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