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Title: Clinical, psychopathological, and personality characteristics associated with ADHD among individuals seeking treatment for gambling disorder
Author: Aymamí, Maria Neus
Jiménez-Murcia, Susana
Granero, Roser
Ramos Quiroga, Josep Antoni
Fernández Aranda, Fernando
Claes, Laurence
Sauvaget, Anne
Grall-Bronnec, Marie
Gómez-Peña, Mónica
Savvidou, Lamprini G.
Fagundo, Ana Beatriz
Del Pino Gutiérrez, Amparo
Moragas, Laura
Casas, Miquel
Penelo, Eva
Menchón Magriñá, José Manuel
Keywords: Personalitat
Trastorns per dèficit d'atenció en els adults
Jocs d'atzar
Attention-deficit disorder in adults
Pathological psychology
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Hindawi
Abstract: Objectives: (1) To assess the current presence of ADHD symptoms among patients seeking treatment for gambling disorder; (2) to explore clinical and sociodemographic differences between patients who score high and low on the measure of ADHD symptoms; (3) to analyze whether the presence of ADHD symptoms is associated with more severe psychopathology and with specific personality traits; (4) to analyze the mediating role of ADHD symptoms in the relationship between novelty seeking and gambling severity. Method: A total of 354 consecutive patients were administered an extensive battery assessing gambling behavior, psychopathology, and personality traits. Results: Male and female gamblers did not differ significantly in their mean scores on the ADHD measure. However, younger participants aged 18-35 scored higher. Higher ADHD scores were also associated with greater severity of gambling disorder and more general psychopathology. Regarding personality traits, high persistence and self-directedness were negatively related to ADHD scores, while in women alone a positive correlation was found between ADHD scores and scores on harm avoidance and self-transcendence. Conclusion: The presence of ADHD symptoms in both male and female gambling disorder patients may act as an indicator of the severity of gambling, general psychopathology, and dysfunctional personality traits.
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It is part of: BioMed Research International, 2015, vol. 2015, p. 965303
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ISSN: 2314-6133
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