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Title: Typologies of young pathological gamblers based on sociodemographic and clinical characteristics
Author: Jiménez-Murcia, Susana
Granero, Roser
Stinchfield, Randy
Fernández Aranda, Fernando
Penelo, Eva
Savvidou, Lamprini G.
Fröberg, Frida
Aymamí, Maria Neus
Gómez-Peña, Mónica
Moragas, Laura
Del Pino Gutiérrez, Amparo
Fagundo, Ana Beatriz
Menchón Magriñá, José Manuel
Keywords: Joc compulsiu
Compulsive gambling
Medical screening
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: Objective: the aim of this study is to explore empirical clusters within the population of young Spanish individuals attending outpatient pathological gambling treatment. Method: the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS), the Symptom Checklist (SCL-90-R), the Temperament and Character Inventory-R (TCI-R) and other clinical and psychopathological measures were administered to 154 patients (between 17 and 25 years old). The two-step cluster analysis explored the presence of empirical heterogeneous groups based on clinical and socio-demographic characteristics. Results: three clusters of young pathological gambling patients emerged. Type I showed less psychopathology and more functional personality traits. Type II showed a profile characterized by major emotional distress, shame, immaturity, hostility and negative feelings. Type III showed the most severe psychopathological profile and most psychopathological disturbances and schizotypal traits. Conclusions: these results suggest that three distinct endophenotypes exist, and that environmental factors have a stronger influence in the first, while in the second and third, individual factors related to deficits of emotional regulation stand out.
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It is part of: Comprehensive Psychiatry, 2013, vol. 54, num. 8, p. 1153-1160
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ISSN: 0010-440X
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Articles publicats en revistes (Infermeria de Salut Pública, Salut mental i Maternoinfantil)

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