Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology

2010 Edition
| Editors: Ian P. Stolerman

Problem Gambling

  • Christine A. Franco
  • Marc Potenza
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68706-1_781


Gambling behavior that persists despite negative consequences or a desire to stop gambling. Problem gambling has been used at times inclusive and at other times exclusive of pathological gambling.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine A. Franco
    • 1
  • Marc Potenza
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA