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Gambling disorder in adolescents: prevalence, new developments, and treatment challenges

Authors Floros GD

Received 3 December 2017

Accepted for publication 25 January 2018

Published 2 March 2018 Volume 2018:9 Pages 43—51

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/AHMT.S135423

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Alastair Sutcliffe


Georgios D Floros

2nd Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Abstract: Research on adolescence gambling over the past twenty years has revealed significant incidence and prevalence rates and highlighted the possible negative effects on an adolescent’s well-being. Several risk and protective factors have also been identified. Over the course of the past few years, technological advances have heralded the advent of new avenues for gambling as well as new opportunities to gamble without any direct monetary exchange. This review article examines those established trends as well as the new issues that we are faced with, in order to accurately portray the current challenges in research, prevention, and treatment.

Keywords: adolescence, gambling disorder

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