Michael Winterdahl

Treatment of gambling disorder patients with comorbid depression

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Objective This study was conducted to investigate and clinically assess comorbid depression and its relevance in individuals suffering from gambling disorders. The DSM-V defines the condition of gambling disorder as a persistent and recurrent problematic gambling behaviour leading to clinically significant impairment or distress.

Method A total of 61 subjects with gambling disorders were assessed using the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV (SCID-I), the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS) and the Major Depression inventory (MDI).

Results Two-way analysis of variance showed highly significant treatment outcomes associated with reductions in SOGS, F(1,60)=84.79, p

Conclusion These results suggest and highlights the importance and benefits of integrated treatment of gambling disorders and its comorbidity, but also stresses the importance of adequate screening and detection of these two variables.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Neuropsychiatrica
Pages (from-to)356-362
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

    Research areas

  • cognitive behavioural therapy, depression, gambling disorder, integrated treatment, SCID-I, RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL, PATHOLOGICAL GAMBLERS, SCREEN SOGS, VALIDITY, RELIABILITY, INVENTORY, THERAPY

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