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Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 1161–1178 | Cite as

Subtypes of Pathological Gambling with Concurrent Illegal Behaviors

  • Roser Granero
  • Fernando Fernández-Aranda
  • Neus Aymamí
  • Mónica Gómez-Peña
  • Ana Beatriz Fagundo
  • Sarah Sauchelli
  • Amparo del Pino-Gutiérrez
  • Laura Moragas
  • Lamprini G. Savvidou
  • Mohammed A. Islam
  • Salomé Tàrrega
  • José M. Menchón
  • Susana Jiménez-Murcia
Original Paper

Abstract

The aims of this study are: to explore empirical clusters in a sample of individuals with a gambling disorder (GD) according to the presence of illegal behaviors, to describe the subgroups at a clinical level and to examine whether a temporal change has taken place across the last 9 years. The sample consisted of 378 patients with a GD who consecutively received outpatient treatment, and who reported the presence of the DSM-IV criteria “presence of illegal behavior”. Two-step clustering procedure revealed the existence of four empirical groups, which differed in both sociodemographic and clinical profiles. The patients, who have committed illegal acts due to their gambling behavior, are a heterogeneous group in which it is possible to identify different subtypes, based on sociodemographic, psychopathological, clinical and personality characteristics.

Keywords

Gambling disorder Illegal acts Pathways Subtypes Clusters 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Financial support was received from Ministry of Science and Innovation Grant (PSI2011-28349), FIS PI11/210 and CIBER Fisiología Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBERobn) and CIBER Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), both are initiatives of ISCIII.

Conflict of interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roser Granero
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fernando Fernández-Aranda
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Neus Aymamí
    • 3
  • Mónica Gómez-Peña
    • 3
  • Ana Beatriz Fagundo
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sarah Sauchelli
    • 3
  • Amparo del Pino-Gutiérrez
    • 3
    • 5
  • Laura Moragas
    • 3
  • Lamprini G. Savvidou
    • 3
  • Mohammed A. Islam
    • 2
    • 3
  • Salomé Tàrrega
    • 1
  • José M. Menchón
    • 3
    • 4
    • 6
  • Susana Jiménez-Murcia
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Departament de Psicobiologia i Metodologia de les Ciències de la SalutUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.CIBER Fisiopatologia Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBERObn)Instituto de Salud Carlos IIIBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Pathological Gambling Unit, Department of Psychiatry, IDIBELLUniversity Hospital of BellvitgeBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Department of Clinical Sciences, School of MedicineUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.Department of Public Health, Mental Health and Mother-Infant Nursing, University School of NursingUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  6. 6.CIBER Salud Mental (CIBERSAM)Instituto de Salud Carlos IIIBarcelonaSpain

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