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Author Blaszczynski, Alex.

Title Overcoming compulsive gambling : a self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques / Alex Blaszczynski
Published London : Robinson, 1998


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 MELB  616.85841 Bla/Ocg  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 212 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Series Overcoming series
Overcoming series.
Contents Part 1: What is problem gambling?; how does the problem develop?; who is at risk?; what is the effect of problem gambling?; what is the impact of problem gambling on family members and others?; what causes gamblers to lose control?; how can problem gambling be treated?; goals of treatment -- abstinence or control?; preventing relapses after treatment. Part 2 A self-help manual: working out your motivation to stop; learning a relaxation technique; recognizing irrational ideas; how your family can help; pitfalls to avoid; dealing with emotional stresses; working out a budget to pay debts; preventing future episodes; useful organizations to contact; hints for spouses and parents
Summary Focusing on problem gambling, this title is part of a self-help series on curing common psychological problems using cognitive behavioural techniques
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Cognitive therapy.
Compulsive gambling.
Gamblers -- Rehabilitation.
Gambling -- Texts.
Self-help techniques.
Behavior Therapy [MESH]
Behavior Therapy.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -- methods [MESH]
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -- methods.
Compulsive Behavior [MESH]
Compulsive Behavior.
Gambling [MESH]
ISBN 1854874845 (paperback)