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Gambling and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Douglas M. Walker
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We continue the analysis of the Add Health data used in Chap. 10 to examine the relationship between gambling behaviors and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a neurobehavioral condition, affecting 3–10 % of youth and persisting into adulthood in 30–50 % of cases (Richters et al. 1995; Smalley et al. 2003). ADHD accounts for a third to a half of all referrals to child mental health services and is characterized by developmentally inappropriate behaviors, low frustration tolerance, impulsivity, poor organization, distractibility, and a lack of concentration (Richters et al. 1995).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas M. Walker
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  1. 1.Department of Economics & FinanceCollege of CharlestonCharlestonUSA

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