Problem Gambling: Can Subtle Physiological Reactions To Wins And Losses Help Identify The Problem Gambler? [ 2007 - 2010 ]

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Researchers A/Prof CJ Gonsalvez; Prof A Blaszczynski; Dr AR Clarke

Brief description Problem gambling is a major public health issue affecting 3%-6% of the adult population with the Productivity Commission (1999) detailing many associated consequences including major depression, suicide, substance abuse, marital and familial dysfunction and domestic violence. Problem gambling also has deleterious, long term effects on the mental and physical health of partners and children. Vulnerable groups include adolescents and young adults, socio-economically disadvantaged subpopulations, and specific ethnic minorities. The project's focus on identifying physiological patterns specific to problem gamblers represents an important first step in the development of an early screening test and timely interventions for at-risk individuals.

Funding Amount $76,882

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